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Originally posted by seagull
Amen, UMGazz. It's all too easy to get drawn into the fire. For the remainder of this week I think I'll be lime green.
Originally posted by UM_Gazz
Irony; debating and discussing racial issues here in this forum when there is no race here in this cyber world, we have no racial identity here, unless we make it known, and even then do we really know?
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Some claimed that there was racial slurs thrown around on ATS.. I know I have never seen it..
Some have said they are treated different..
Well on ATS no one should know what race you are! The internet makes us equal in that.. WE ALL should embrace the fact that online we CANNOT tell what race another is unless they tell us, that we can engage in conversations and respond as equal.
Originally posted by clearwater
I understand the aversion people of color have to the white tendency to call oneself by primary colors in regards to race. Although well intended, it's a superficial diversion from the terrible history of racial division and oppression. It minimizes the reality that they continue to live with, for instance being called minorities, when in fact whites are the global minority. To me it implies internalized racism that has not been faced squarely. Never mind the economic issues involved.