Diligent wrote:One can oppose both with equal candor. One should oppose both. The Huffington Post article and the supporters railing against the female vote are examples of extremists whose opinions are equally deplorable.
And yet, we do not see that.
One idea should not be laughed off or hand-waved away simply because it comes from a minority or person with less power; all racist, sexist, and bigoted ideas - no matter how unlikely - can germinate over time and metastasize into actual oppression and violence.
Sure, as long as we also recognise that it is far more likely that groups that have previously been disenfrachised will lose the right to vote, as compared to the likelihood that white men will lose the vote.
B0ycey wrote:The irony with the posts in this thread and the OP is that people want to discriminate white male voting privileges in order to balance equality with other races. But it clearly hasn't occured to them that by having this viewpoint of discriminating against someone for 'just being a white male' it is just as racist/sexist as any other discrimination with race or sex we have today. Everyone has the right to vote no matter your race, sex or religion. And if we can agree on this minor point, be might actually finally progress in society rather than argue amongst ourselves. Let's not return to us vs them thank you and leave the pasts slavery injustices to the past... where it fucking belongs!
I am not sure that proposing that white men lose the vote is just as discriminatory as proposing that women or people of colour lose the vote.
The former is a new and unpopular idea, while the latter is a historical fact that was made unpopular fairly recently.
Also, the former does not perpetuate a tradition of discrimination, while the latter does.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in...