a reply to: aethertek
I think we'll have made more progress towards eliminating racism when comparing any human to another primate has the exact same effect regardless of
skin color. That's just me though.
The only way to end racism is to end the concept of race, we will never do that if we keep giving racist concepts strength.
Allowing oneself to be offended by a racist meme is as much a part of keeping racism alive as the bigot presenting that meme.
Words have the strength we give them. The day the word race has no power and is simply a term of antiquity is the day racism ends.
For that to happen the offenders need to lose their power, and the offended need to stop giving their offenders the strength to harm them.
We're at the point where the offenders tools are bad words and memes, I think we've neutered the racists quite heavily. Now can we just implement the
killing blow and laugh off their impotence?
Seriously, we've all evolved from apelike ancestors, we're all related, we all have black skinned hairy hominids on our family trees. What possible
reason is there to allow yourself to be offended by that? We're all human, #, "Takes one to know one" is a fine come back for this, or "No less than
I love being called a monkey, I jokingly call myself that all the time. I'm short, and so climbing is how I solve a lot of problems. I also love
learning about primitive man, when I learned that I might be part neanderthal my reaction was, awesome. I take pride in my primitive ancestors
whoever or whatever they may be.
The only reason to take offense is because you want to be offended. That's it. Choose not to be and all power is taken away. Especially with
something as ridiculous as this. So what they're purposely implying you're subhuman cause you have black skin, and are saying you resemble a monkey
with intent to harm you. That's makes them a #ing moron, if anything you should be laughing at them for demonstrating their ignorance. Personally
gorillas are badass, people have been taking animal totems forever, want to call me a gorilla, alright, hope you don't mind when I tear your arms off
then with my apparent gorilla like strength and beat you to death with them.
Racism continues, not because it's real, but because, no one will #ing let it go on either side.
edit on 9/16/2016 by Puppylove because: (no