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Writer's Block: Free your mind

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Writer's Block: Free your mind

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Do you believe society will ever truly overcome racism?

I do. However, I think the answer to making this happen is roughly my approach to encouraging it: simply not voicing the racist bullshit that you grew up with, and letting it die with you. I may occasionally think racist bullshit- but I'd really love for it to not live longer than me, which is why I try to avoid saying it.

Here's where the tone argument comes in, I'm quite sure.
  • Or if one uses the term "white trash", I'm pretty sure that's implying that the standard "trash" is non-Anglo.

    Thank you. The term "white trash" has always made me a little uncomfortable, but I could never put my finger on why. Now that you've pointed it out, I feel silly for not coming up with it sooner.
    • And then there's a whole layer of classism on top of the racial implications. A lot of bad things have come from demonizing the poor. It's a double dose of othering.
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