why it is so hard to talk to white people about racism

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  1. racism
  2. partisans
  3. mulatto
  4. race card
  5. humanism
  6. empty your cup

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Seth says
Eiammy.. 2015-06-05 15:23:28 18307
Testing the linkages on the word "mulatto" & also why it is hard to talk to black people about their own racism.

well can you let me know that you discover?

Seth says
incidentally i have talked to several black people about racism with no problems ... you, well you i cannot talk to about racism.  that maybe just be what the hufingtonpost article is all about.  just saying, it might be something to think about, eh?

Seth says
Eiammy.. 2015-06-06 08:28:49 18307
What are the distinguishing properties of race & racism? What are the distinguishing properties of human & humanism.  Compare & contrast.


Well the article gives quite a workable definition of racism: "Mainstream dictionary definitions reduce racism to individual racial prejudice and the intentional actions that result".  To me humanism places its emphasis on what value one creates individually and all humans collectively. These are so different, i don't see how to compare or contrast them.

What did you expect here?

Seth says
Eiammy.. 2015-06-05 15:52:05 18307
seth 2015-06-05 15:37:49 18307
incidentally i have talked to several black people about racism with no problems ... you, well you i cannot talk to about racism.  that maybe just be what the hufingtonpost article is all about.  just saying, it might be something to think about, eh?
Yeah, that would be racism against whites ....

well i don't get that ... but i do realize that is the story you have been telling for quite some time. you seem to presume that the relationship between races in our culture is symmetrical.  But it is not, demonstrably so very not.  I think presuming that it must be symmetrical is what puts you in lock step with many truly racist pundits.  But once you actually realize that race in this country is not a symmetrical experience, you might just grock why other races respond like they do, and then you might take that into consideration when you run you mouth about race.  In nutshell i think that is substantially what the article said.

Seth says
source: Eiammy.. 2015-06-06 08:28:49 [item 18307]
What are the distinguishing properties of race & racism? What are the distinguishing properties of human & humanism.  Compare & contrast.
... .  

Race is part of being human.  Racism is preferring just your own race and acting accordingly.  It is a lack of appreciation for other races, it is intolerance.  Me, i think that kind of thing does not need to be emphasized in humanity ... it is something we don't need.  So humanism, to my esthetic, eschews racism.  That would be the relationship between racism and humanism.  The one eschews the other. 

Eiammy.. says
seth 2015-06-06 12:37:20 18307
source: Eiammy.. 2015-06-06 08:28:49 [item 18307]
What are the distinguishing properties of race & racism? What are the distinguishing properties of human & humanism.  Compare & contrast.
... .  

Race is part of being human.  Racism is preferring just your own race and acting accordingly.  It is a lack of appreciation for other races, it is intolerance.  Me, i think that kind of thing does not need to be emphasized in humanity ... it is something we don't need.  So humanism, to my esthetic, eschews racism.  That would be the relationship between racism and humanism.  The one eschews the other. 
(... as far as ot goes )
Race is a property of the physical human & maybe more. I don't think from race unless drawn into a discussion about it. Similarly I don't think from sex. I tend to think with the mind & heart from what is common (or the highest level of common) & not specialized.  I used the word humanism to correlate to racism, but probably could find a better word since I don't much like the word humanism unless it equates to being human - the ultimate ends up not eschewing anything.- no ism in it.

Seth says
source: mark

I tend to think with the mind & heart from what is common (or the highest level of common) & not specialized. 
... .   i think that specializing is one of the highest things we can do as human beings.  me i tend not to emote about what is so very common and usual ... call it high or low ... that part doesn't get my passions flowing.   i think the strength of humanity is just that we find our individual niches ...  we speared out  and get peculiar and specialized.  we don't really need no stinking high minded commonality to worship. maybe go into the forest as ask what makes the life there flourish so very well. 

Seth says
seth 2015-06-07 09:42:34 18387

hey a empty mind with no opinions might be a blissful state for you privately ... thing is, it can have no effect on the rest of humanity out here.  
strange thought, how you seem to use it against others anyway .


Seth says
anyway i think a better definition of racism is simply "a lack of empathy for another race".  that definition is harder to use to justify always ragging on another race.  conservatives who are always ragging on other races, telling the story that they are not themselves racist, should maybe try out that definition ... and then reexamine their stories and see if they can hear any irony ringing.  hmmm ... maybe that is the very irony that is ringing in the ears of the other races. 

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