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Jane Elliott on what everyone can do to fight racism

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posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:13 PM
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Legendary anti-racism activist and educator, Jane Elliott recently reflected on her "brown eyes/blue eyes exercises" and also about the construct of race and what everyone can do in the fight against racism.

In summary, she said:
1. Educate yourself
2. Only one race, the human race

She also mentioned Martin Luther King Jr was working very hard to help all the races and groups of people. He and Malcolm X were getting closer and they didn't want that to happen so they had to be killed.





posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: Jaellma

Is this a thread or an advertisement?



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Jaellma

Is this a thread or an advertisement?


Watch the video first before asking questions.



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:22 PM
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Racism is legal. Some people can't comprehend it for some reason but Americans are free to hate whoever the hell they want on any grounds. They can't harm them but they can legally absolutely hate them. The KKK, Antifa, whoever is free to exist just so long as they do not harm people physically or financially.

I fought 20 years for this right to love or hate whatever one chooses. If you hate blacks, eskimos, cajuns then so be it. It's not a fvcking crime. Get over it.



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Racism is legal. Some people can't comprehend it for some reason but Americans are free to hate whoever the hell they want on any grounds. They can't harm them but they can legally absolutely hate them. The KKK, Antifa, whoever is free to exist just so long as they do not harm people physically or financially.

I fought 20 years for this right to love or hate whatever one chooses. If you hate blacks, eskimos, cajuns then so be it. It's not a fvcking crime. Get over it.


Have you done anything in the 20 years to educate yourself and other people and explain how the world is? If so, what groups have you reached out to, what were their responses and how did you help to bridge the gap and measure success based on their responses?


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posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:32 PM
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I think treating people by the content of their character is the way to go.

I heard that once.

Dunno where.

Treating anyone differently based on the color of their skin is just racist.



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:37 PM
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originally posted by: Jaellma

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Jaellma

Is this a thread or an advertisement?


Watch the video first before asking questions.


Why would I?

What's your opinion on the video?



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Does orange and neon green count?



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: Jaellma

cant he(we) just get on with his life without having to justify what he has or hasnt done to apease your ideals?

'Educate yourself
Only one race, the human race'

that doesnt mean anything



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:40 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI

originally posted by: Jaellma

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Jaellma

Is this a thread or an advertisement?


Watch the video first before asking questions.


Why would I?

What's your opinion on the video?



You asked a question so your answers may be in the video. Ask yourself why you even bothered to jump into the thread if you can't add anything of value.



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:41 PM
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originally posted by: Rikku
a reply to: Jaellma

cant he(we) just get on with his life without having to justify what he has or hasnt done to apease your ideals?

'Educate yourself
Only one race, the human race'

that doesnt mean anything



What can you do to help fight racism?
edit on 4-6-2020 by Jaellma because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: Jaellma

One might raise the question; why author a thread sans any content or context, ie value.

Furthermore why watch a thread with a guy who did the black face thing. Thought that was bad news bears.



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Jaellma

One might raise the question; why author a thread sans any content or context, ie value.

Furthermore why watch a thread with a guy who did the black face thing. Thought that was bad news bears.


There are thousands of threads on ATS without lines and lines of personal content BUT which has articles and videos that help elicit many responses.

Did you not know this or are you new to ATS?



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: Jaellma

I'm pretty new.

Care to educate me?



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:50 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Jaellma

I'm pretty new.

Care to educate me?


LOL, based on the number of posts on your account, you are definitely NOT a newbie on here.

The silence on ATS on cogent issues dealing with fighting racism is deafening.

I will wait a while before I post my personal responses.

But, don't wait for me to respond.

Use your loquacious self to post how you have helped fight racism over the years. Unless, of course, that is an area you are uncomfortable to talk about or have no expertise or desire to discuss. I leave it up to you, sir.



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: Stupidsecrets

ewwww, what a horrible outlook to have, you fought for racism to exist

may I ask what were the fights/battles you had, were they part of public office?

Do you honestly think the world aligns with your outlook?

If a youngster at school called another child Ni33er, or Pa3i or w3p or Y3d, would you say well its their right to offend the other child and the other child just needs to accept that, some things can be changed without legal recourse, we can educate as opposed to making laws to punish such terminology, are you happy to continue for the next 1000 years with people being derogatory to each other based on pigmentation of skin?



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: Jaellma

Education at Amazon.

Amazon Best Sellers as of 6/4/2020 www.amazon.com...
Our most popular products based on sales. Updated hourly.

[I doubt these books are the best sellers at the moment, Amazon is pushing their political agenda.]

The top 11 selling books to educate everyone, as of today.

1. White Fragility
2. So You Want to Talk About Race
3. We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street)
4. How to Be an Antiracist
5. Stamped from the Beginning
6. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How…
7. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
8. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age…
9. Where the Crawdads Sing
10. AntiRacist Baby
11. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in…


edit on 4-6-2020 by CraftyArrow because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: Jaellma

Well, maybe we can start off simple.

Let's say you are confronted in the really real world with an actual racist. Not someone you think or claim, but an actual my race is superior to any other racist.

How would you go about making them...not racist?



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: CraftyArrow
a reply to: Jaellma

Education at Amazon.

Amazon Best Sellers as of 6/4/2020 www.amazon.com...
Our most popular products based on sales. Updated hourly.

[I doubt these books are the best sellers at the moment, Amazon is pushing their political agenda.]

The top 11 selling books to educate everyone, as of today.

1. White Fragility
2. So You Want to Talk About Race
3. We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street)
4. How to Be an Antiracist
5. Stamped from the Beginning
6. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How…
7. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
8. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age…
9. Where the Crawdads Sing
10. AntiRacist Baby
11. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in…


yep, ummmm, meh. Sooo, what have you done to help fight racism? I keep asking these questions but are you also afraid to post your personal experiences? I promise I wouldn't judge you.



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 09:02 PM
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edit on 4-6-2020 by Rikku because: (no reason given)




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