Tag Archives: White defensiveness

A Conversation with White Folks

Hey, white people! What’s our problem? Why have we broken society so badly? There’s no other way to put it. This mess is all white people’s fault. And yeah, that has to include me, too. We’re all complicit. What exactly … Continue reading

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False Equivalence

I posted this on Facebook yesterday. After the riots and terror perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, a significant percentage of the right-leaning media bent over backward to shift focus, and claim that the Black Lives … Continue reading

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The Backlash

In this new era of President Trump, where there has been an enraged backlash against the new elements of the civil rights movement, concepts like Black Lives Matter find themselves under assault. Many white Americans who bristle at the notion … Continue reading

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Check your… societal dominance

From one straight white cis male to all the others… we need to have a little talk. Here’s the thing. This country was literally built for you. For me. For us. The United States and its predecessor colonies existed for … Continue reading

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White defensiveness

“Not all cops” and “blue lives matter” is just as stupid as “not all men” and “all lives matter.” It’s defensive deflection. It’s someone (usually of a privileged group), taking the fact that certain groups are disproportionately victimized, as a … Continue reading

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