Pants-of-dog wrote:Again, my whole line of questioning is about why people refuse to deal with state racism or their own racism.
Do you think people bring up other episodes of what seem to be racism and focus on those so that they do not have to deal with racism that makes them uncomfortable?
We were talking about genocide for a moment there, weren't we? What I brought up is entirely relevant, and has a lot to do with racism because genocide is often framed exclusively as racist in nature, but it is suddenly not genocide when people do it to people of the same race. It's just a general democide.
Your question here is actually a distraction from what we were talking about, likely because what was said is quite agreeable and hard to argue against.
I think this is why the left prefers small picture view. Their viewpoints benefit from a narrow aperture.
Yes, they learnt racism, then convinced themselves that being racist was a social faux pas, then they decided they were being free thinkers for being racist.
And yes, this thing where they believe themselves to be free thinkers is, as you say, not actually true but instead a way to make their own racism acceptable to themselves.
Do you actually think that racism isn't a social faux pas in Canada?
If transphobia is a social faux pas that can get people like Jordan Peterson investigated and have efforts to cancel his books and speeches, something he never even did in some 'crude' manner, do you really think people have to convince themselves that racism is a social faux pas?
And you do not even acknowledge that people themselves become racist from their own view of reality.
And this is another way people deal with racism: they pretend it is not racism and classify it as institutional failure or blind spots.
Institutions regularly fail white people.
Why would they not also fail people of other races?
And why would bureaucrats intentionally fail specific groups -- especially in an era when doing so attracts far more attention than failing whites?
I can imagine bureaucrats feeling somewhat relieved when they find out that their error resulted in a homeless white man being denied some essential service -- this would have far more traction than a story about a Black or Indigenous person suffering due to bureaucratic failure.
Such is the environment in 2021.
August 8th, 2019