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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 8:33 pm    Post subject: Identity Reply with quote

IDENTITY

When holding discussions of race[ism/White supremacy, require people to identify the racial classification of the people they are either quoting or referring to.

This is critical because White people will often (in an attempt to level the playing field) attribute statements or behaviors to "PEOPLE" without stating whether they mean White people or non white people.

This leads to confusion.

A White person might say:

"Why can't we all just be Americans?"


You can't have any "Americans" in a system of White supremacy because too many people want to be White.

A White person without a system of White supremacy is like a gunnery Sargent without a system of killing; all he can do is put out forest fires, build hospitals and schools, help little old ladies across the street...pretty soon he ain't even referring to himself as a gunnery sargent.

Not only is it impossible to be an "American" in a system of White supremacy but I have also noticed that the following groups are split along lines of color:

"gay people

Democrats

Catholics

Police officers

Lawyers

Congress persons

Firemen


The Black people who engage in these vocations have found it necessary to set up suborganizations within these groups to counter the effects of racism White supremacy. They may be afraid to admit it, but thats there real purpose.

You may know of other examples.

Ive even heard of a group called the "association of Black scuba divers".

I guess that means racism/White supremacy exists under water too.

Josh
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 9:10 pm    Post subject: Identity Reply with quote

Interesting post Josh.

What I have found to be extremely impotant in discussions with white people and non-white people, especially on the topic of racism white supremacy, is to keep the conversation focused on the what the people in the conversation are doing.

One of the strategies white people use to give the illusion they are not practicing racism white supremacy is to say what other white people say or what other white people do to practice white supremacy racism.

For example a white person will say when asked if they are a white person ...

White people in Georgia say that I'm black but here I'm a white person...

See, non-white people allow white people to get away with this time and time again...when the only thing that matters in the POWER SYSTEM DYNAMIC (racism white supremacy) is HOW THAT particular person FUNCTIONS...white, non-white or white supremacist racist. FUNCTIONS meaning what they say and/or do.

The conversation continues by talking about the white supremacists racists in the third person when in fact the white people in the conversation are practicing characteristics of white supremacists racists.

What the non-white person should say in response to the statement above, instead of being awed about that DYNAMIC, is ask the person...

Right now, here today, in this very room, ARE YOU A WHITE PERSON?

...and proceed for there to find out if that person is a white supremacist racist IF they say they're a white person.
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