Malcolm wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:45 pm
There, that's refreshing. You do in fact recognize there is a difference between racism and systemic racism. Good for you.
Ummmm... No. If you ask a victim of racism whether they perceive a difference between what YOU describe as "simple" and systemic racism, well, I won't talk on their behalf. Go and do it yourself and see what the answer will be.
The rest of your post is quite typical of the diatribes you have become accustomed to making against members on this forum, due to your position of power and impunity as a moderator. Check your own privilege, dude.
Man, it is not my problem if you do not want look past your conditioning to see the reality of your position in society. I can't force you to do that. It is not something personal against you, it is a white thing. If you wish to acknowledge that or not, well that is your burden (pun intended).
I try to constantly check my privilege as a Greek living in Greece. It is pernicious and a easy role to slip into, especially when I have to deal with refugees to Greece (which I do on a daily basis). Some people ignore the power their position affords them and just go about their business as usual, whilst unknowingly riding roughshod over the "others". Other people take advantage of it and use it to bolster their position of advantage and compensate for their lack of power as the lowest Greek members of Greek society (racists, neo-Nazi types, frothing nationalists, etc...). Some maintain their position of power and use this to play the role of the great humanitarian saviors. Etc...
So... If you want to take what I am saying as a personal attack, go right ahead. It does not surprise me that you take it as a personal attack, since the social group you belong to is essentially protected from attack, as a group. But it is not a personal attack. Trust me.