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Old 10-08-2017, 02:38 AM
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Sometimes, my race is not really about "my RACE", but rather about "MY race". I find this to be an important additional point of view to the topic of racism. I think often one element in what is perceived as racism, is actually mere self-centered attitude towards life and public events. And I don't mean this to explain the whole issue, but rather it's one element among all the others. There is very real racism, which indeed raises from racial attitudes, but I mean this as an additional point of view.

For a random, imagined example, if I were an Asian, and police is shooting black people, and I only cared about things that concern me, my reaction would be much less outrage than in the event of police shooting asians because that would be a threat to myself. The reaction doesn't necessarily raise out of racism, but rather from the fact that police shooting blacks (which I'm not in this imagined example) doesn't equal there being a threat for myself, unlike in a case if police were shooting asians, which would mean I might be at risk, therefore I would react a lot stronger.

I think often times, what is perceived as racism, is mere self-centeredness, selfisness, egoism, or lack of empathy for suffering of somebody else as long as I'm not at risk, rather than being at it's core, actually a racial reaction. I think the attitudes of "MY race" (self-centered) and "my RACE" (racial focus or racism) can look on surface level very similar, but on emotional level are made of different sets of attitudes.

Self centeredness is often passed from one generation to the next. We are simply victims of the victims.
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Old 16-08-2017, 02:00 AM
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Exclamation Current News Should Speak for Itself On Racism In U.S.A

Current news headlines from last three days should speak for themselves on state of racism in U.S.A. and who supports these abhorent people.

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