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  1. #1 “Are straight black men the white people of black people?” 
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    Boy, does THIS story fit this category! Enjoy parsing this, kids!

    Far Left LGBTQ Website Asks: “Are straight black men the white people of black people?”
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018...-black-people/

    Apparently the notion of “white privilege” is no longer limited to white people. Racial justice, social justice, and LGBTQ+ websites are publishing articles pondering the question “Are straight black men the white people of black people?” They speak of the privilege that black males have and how they unconsciously assert dominance over black females and gay black males.

    This stems from an essay that a Damon Young published last year, but is gaining traction now. “Highlights” of his initial article include:

    "It feels counterintuitive to suggest that straight black men as a whole possess any sort of privilege—particularly the type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness. In America, we are near or at the bottom in every relevant metric determining quality of life. Our arrest and incarceration rates, our likelihood of dying a violent death, our likelihood of graduating high school and attending college, our employment rates, our average net worth, our likelihood of surviving past 70—I could continue, but the point is clear.

    But assessing our privilege (or lack thereof) on these facts considers only our relationship with whiteness and with America. Intraracially, however, our relationship to and with black women is not unlike whiteness’s relationship to us. In fact, it’s eerily similar.

    We’re the ones for whom the first black president created an entire initiative to assist and uplift. We’re the ones whose beatings and deaths at the hands of the police galvanize the community in a way that the beatings and sexual assaults and deaths that those same police inflict upon black women do not. We’re the ones whose mistreatment inspired a boycott of the NFL despite the NFL’s long history of mishandling and outright ignoring far worse crimes against black women. We are the ones who get the biggest seat at the table and the biggest piece of chicken at the table despite making the smallest contribution to the meal.

    Although we recognize that not all white people are actively racist, we want them to accept that all benefit from racism, and we become annoyed when individual whites take personal exception and center themselves in any conversation about race, claiming to be one of the “good ones” and wishing for us to stop and acknowledge their goodness.

    But when black women share that we pose the same existential and literal danger to them that whiteness does to us; and when black women ask us to give them the benefit of the doubt about street harassment and sexual assault and other forms of harassment and violence we might not personally witness; and when black women tell us that allowing our cousins and brothers and co-workers and niggas to use misogynistic language propagates that culture of danger; and when black women admit how scary it can be to get followed and approached by a man while waiting for a bus or walking home from work; and when black women articulate how hurtful it is for our reactions to domestic abuse and their rapes and murders to be “what women need to do differently to prevent this from happening to them” instead of “what we (men) need to do differently to prevent us from doing this to them,” their words are met with resistance and outright pushback. After demanding from white people that we’re listened to and believed and that our livelihoods are considered, our ears shut off and hearts shut down when black women are pleading with us...
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    Translation: It doesn't matter what color you are. If you are the least bit conservative, to us "enlightened elitists", you're an unperson, a kulak, lower than the lowest filth, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Fun Ball View Post
    Translation: It doesn't matter what color you are. If you are the least bit conservative, to us "enlightened elitists", you're an unperson, a kulak, lower than the lowest filth, etc.
    Good on you. I wasn't sure of the translation myself.
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    It's Prog on (assumed) Prog, so I approve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVPete View Post
    It's Prog on (assumed) Prog, so I approve.
    Now, where is your long, tortured post on this??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Fun Ball View Post
    Translation: It doesn't matter what color you are. If you are the least bit conservative, to us "enlightened elitists", you're an unperson, a kulak, lower than the lowest filth, etc.
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  7. #7 So... 
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    It seems to be a long winded argument that can be boiled down to "Who gets to be on top tonight?"
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    The author of the article says "white people" like it's a bad thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim54 View Post
    It seems to be a long winded argument that can be boiled down to "Who gets to be on top tonight?"
    Definitely an LGBTQ concern....
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  10. #10 OMG. 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Definitely an LGBTQ concern....

    Thanks for the laugh! You are, as always, most discerning.
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