“Whites Steal African Resources!”

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  1. crank

    crank Well-Known Member

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    I feel very very bad for any young people who are growing up with such great social disability that they cannot connect with anyone who doesn't think and vote exactly like themselves. That's a tragedy.

    And if those kids are white, and actually think it's their place to dictate the terms of existence for POC, it makes them socially disabled AND impossibly racist.
     
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    Lots of them don't understand the mentality of racists--white, Asian, black--it doesn't matter. They have friends of other races, often best friends. They date other races. But most important, they know who has the worst of it because of racism.

    These white kids aren't Trumpers because they see that guy as a racist. They don't want to support someone who they believe is marginalizing minorities, women, LGPTQ, etc.
    Geez, you really don't "get it." The white kids I'm talking about aren't interested in powering up on blacks. They lean toward supporting liberals in part because they see liberals as perhaps willing to oppose people like your Trumper pals on this board. I think many of them might support conservatives who aren't Trumpers.
     
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    crank Well-Known Member

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    1) And yet they're entering the adult world armed with the notion that brown people need to be saved by white people. I'm going to assume ideology has clouded your vision, because you're way too smart not to see this under normal conditions.

    2) "Progressive" kids are a SUBSET. There are plenty who spend exactly zero minutes of their lives thinking about that stuff .. as busy as they are with education, work, hobbies, friendships, romances, sports, building finances, etc etc. Of course these tend to be working class kids who don't have the luxury of navel gazing in lieue of the practicalities, so there's that.

    3) I get it only too well. Feeling like you have the power hand in that equation, indicates a very solid belief in your own supremacy. And to indulge that without also considering how and why you're okay with the condemnation of low expectations, shows a thorough disconnect from what you're doing. Any adult who is encouraging this kind of thinking in white kids should be ashamed of themselves.
     
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    Au contraire. They tend to see support for fair treatment a matter for achieving a better society. They look forward social justice bringing peace to society, leaving the collective energy to focus on important questions.
    You assume too much.
    Schools have students look at social and economic issues. They are disabused to some of the racist stereotypes carried by older people, liberal and conservative. They look at the impact of climate change on the physical environment, economy and society. Then, of course, they attend to their personal lives as you noted.
    They get instruction in school. It's not what they learn on their own.
    This doesn't even make sense.
    Your meaning is obscure. Low expectations about what?

    I had what many might say was high expectations for students, but I think it was in fact belief students could find a way to make a decent living doing something. Their choice. That could be building residential fences to going to university.

    I taught students how to start their own business--from coming up with an idea and business plan to operating the business. (At one time, I ran an auto repair firm.) In the 1980s and early 1990s, I taught girls (mostly) how to do everything from word processing, operating accounting software, to buying computer equipment, computer software, and then computerizing a small office. They could legitimately present themselves upon high school graduation as someone who could bring your office up to speed in a small business. (This wouldn't be something for a high school students today.) This is just some of what I did.
    Your comments are unclear.
     
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    Well those undergraduates were taught by professors who are the intellectual leaders of Progressive thinking.
     
  6. LangleyMan

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    Maybe, maybe not.

    Anyway, so what?
     

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