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This Is Your Nation on White Privilege

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

Go. Read this. Now. It's brilliant.

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wickedelf
Sep. 16th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Wow, that just depresses me.
sundara
Sep. 17th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
It's amazingly succinct and revealing, isn't it?
devohoneybee
Sep. 17th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Word.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 20th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
This is your nation of white privilege
......And so, what's new? AS a young child I had every hope that human kind would mature through wisdom to realize that first, there is only one race: Human; and secondly attending church and singing HIS praises will not get you into heaven! When are we going to think for ourselves? AND take action on what we KNOW factually and intutively to be true,,,,WITH respect? When will we cease action or non-action through Fear? The young girl has long ago faded into the mist while the face of this nation (and the bowels) have continued to de-compensate in spite of past political verbage to the contrary.
Out of another mist has walked a man, a human whose parents are the exact opposites in every way one can imagine. Has it occurred to anyone that he is not only "black" but unerringly white? One has but to look at his background,upbringing and education. Is it possible that he (Obama) has been sent to us at a time when we must make a choice about continuing to exist within the old decaying structure, or to move forward and into a new and yes, untried future. We already know the same old way. My nation of white privilege? Where has it brought us to?

Bevanng
sundara
Sep. 20th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Re: This is your nation of white privilege
Exactly. I've always found it revealingly depressing that the most segregated hour of the week is 11a.m. on Sunday, the very time we're all in church extolling the wonders of Jesus and our God.

This nation's foundation was inexplicably linked with racism, and until we root it out and rebuild a new foundation (which, granted, I know...requires the current entire system to fall apart into pieces--and I believe it will) our country will struggle. The thing is...we're at the wall *now*...our struggle is one of momentous life importance, both as a country and for individuals. The immediately coming years will be the deciding ground.
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