Worrying about "sounding racist" is why there is no serious discussion of race. Or gender. Or sexual orientation. What we have is sanctimonious head-nodding, high-flown egalitarian sentiments and ritual condemnation of all dissenters.
Blasdelb. the word "racist" is being used as shaming language. It is a rhetorical dodge invoked to to avoid difficult ideas, topics or thought. After all, anyone who dares utter in-egalitarian words about the races faces destruction of career and reputation. In some countries, it means jail time. The accusation is an easy way to defame people who have no politically accessible means of self-defense.
After all, anyone who dares utter in-egalitarian words about the races faces destruction of career and reputation. In some countries, it means jail time. The accusation is an easy way to defame people who have no politically accessible means of self-defense.
We're all basically at a crossroads now where we can choose between one path that starts with a commitment to caring more as we get closer, and another that starts with feeling entitled to care less.
So I'm hoping that Asher Roth and all of us are gonna take a minute to think, and choose NOT to go down the path that leads to being one of those annoying-assed, too-cool-to-be-human, Vice Magazine-ey kind of people.
What about saying that only people of a certain skin color get to say certain words? I wonder what this Smooth guy would think about that. Seems like some of the most racist behavior one can exercise to me.
"This has been answered quite a few times on this site, and (from the ones I have seen) recieved really good answers. Try searching for the answer on the site.
But for a quick answer: context changes.
(ex: Ever been to highschool? Notice how the group of unpopular kids call themselves "losers" and "nerds" and are fine with it? But then if an outside group throws the same words at them they are offended? Why is that? Because the context changes. Suddenly its a word to bring them down and reminds them of what they aren't/of them being opressed)."
I suppose if you're called something derrogatorily for such a long time you try to call yourself that in order to make it seem trivial and not so painful.
But it doesn't make them feel bad- it promotes their disengagement from the dialogue. That was the point of the first linked video- that we shouldn't be criticizing "being racist" so much as acts of racism
This race gets to do that; this other race doesn't. That is treating one race differently to another. That is racism.
For too long, immigration has been too high. I believe that controlling immigration and bringing it down is of vital importance to the future of our country[...] Across all the main routes of entry to Britain - work, family, education, we are taking action simultaneously[...] For years, people have been playing the system, exploiting the easiest way of entry into the UK.
WISE: "White privilege is being able to be a gun enthusiast and not make people immediately scared of you.
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