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churdslick

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Buffhooper was correct to say that the original post had racist overtones


"Racism" is a complex concept that isn't limited to malicious and overt bigotry. For example, de facto segregation in housing and education that perpetuates past inequities is racist even if there is no individual is singling someone out for exclusion based solely on their race. Likewise, making hyperbolic and obviously misleading characterizations about a nationwide protest movement that is aimed at reforming racist systems is itself racist.

If someone says, "The civil rights movement supports communism, the destruction of the nuclear family, and everything western religion is against," isn't that racist? Regardless of whether one would characterize the speaker as "racist" (which is an extremely loaded term and almost never productive to use), the statement is undoubtedly racist in the sense that it serves to protect a racist status quo from reform.

Our country is imbued with a legacy and present reality of racism that goes far beyond the archetypal klansman burning a cross on someone's lawn. To deny that the original post is this thread is racist is to ignore that reality and compartmentalize racism into something much smaller than it actually is.

(In response to this post by WinningLeadership)

Posted: 07/31/2020 at 2:42PM



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When you think you've seen it all -- CUKev 07/31/2020 12:48PM
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  What did he say? 🙂 ** -- WinningLeadership 07/31/2020 3:49PM
  Good grief -- churdslick 07/31/2020 8:38PM
  This conservative ☝️ gets it. ** -- hawg1 07/31/2020 1:56PM
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  Connected in the sense -- buffhooper 07/31/2020 1:25PM
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  Read the mission statement. -- Colo Spgs Buff 07/31/2020 1:45PM
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