Posted by: anonymous
2018-11-11 14:44:12
ID: 57691
In response to a confession. I call out racist (and sexist) jokes, flippant remarks, etc. all the time. Every time. I've called them out here. But I live in Texas, and there are people here who use the n-word and honestly, truly don't consider themselves racist. I can talk to them about it until the cows come home, but they just don't get it. Same with the Confederate flag.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-11-11 04:33:13
ID: 57679
You're right. If someone is being aggressive and shouting the n-word, it's probably best to not engage, in case they get violent. But, as a white woman, the vast majority of racist encounters I experience are jokes, flippant comments, or witnessing micro aggressions. You can absolutely call those things out, as they're happening. Unless, of course, you want to make excuses and not rock the boat and be tolerant of racism. I guess that's always an option. You do you.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-11-09 19:30:07
ID: 57675
Good luck talking to racists. No seriously, I mean that. If you can reach your uncle in some way, in some meaningful way, I applaud you. I tried very hard to talk to my ex's family over holiday dinners, to be reasonable and not 'in your face' over my dislike of using some words like "nigger" and "sand monkey" among others. Didn't work. Being reasonable and a good person just seemed to make me look weak in their eyes. Some hateful people don't understand intelligent discourse.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-11-09 17:25:21
ID: 57662
I'm sick of our country being divided. They want us divided. They want us afraid. They want us to stop talking to each other. I live in a Republican state that is starting to turn purple. I will talk, civilly, to any and as many trump supporters as I can. Small interactions can have a huge effect on the world. Believe it or not, it is possible to call out your racist uncle in a way that won't make you sound like a squawking lubruhl, and won't devolve the conversation into slinging insults.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-11-08 18:55:15
ID: 57654
I feel bad for the people who think politics are going to quiet down, since the midterms are over. I'm making popcorn.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-11-08 00:37:40
ID: 57651
I'm a Dem in a red state. A think a little credit is due for all the hard work Dems like me have done over the last few years. Sure, Beto lost in Texas, but holy shit was it a tight race. The republicans didn't wipe the floor with us, by any means. So, please, don't avoid red states. There are good people in those places who are working their asses off to make change. Boycotting a state is supposed to accomplish what, exactly? It isn't going to change how people vote. Divisive rhetoric doesn't do any good in the long run.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-11-07 21:47:37
ID: 57648
How the hell am I supposed to not support my red state's economy when I LIVE there? Derp.
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Posted by: RubberCity
2018-11-07 19:35:07
ID: 57645
And the grand champion award for the kettle calling the pot black goes to Trump for calling a reporter a rude, terrible person.
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Posted by: RubberCity
2018-11-07 19:01:48
ID: 57644
Another resistance point. Wherever you go and Fox News is on their TV, ask them to change the channel. If they won't, don't spend time or money there.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-11-07 18:17:56
ID: 57637
In response to a confession. Not helpful, considering that a lot of us live in red states, with no means to move. I understand you're having an emotional response, but there were several BIG victories last night. Things are changing, just slowly.
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