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After all, a racist can walk down the street and think anything they want at me and mine, but their right to harass me ends in their brain, and neocatholic3000http://neocatholic3000.livejournal.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-26433147785209210622008-07-07T23:36:00.000-04:002008-07-07T23:36:00.000-04:00All lifeforms are concerned with 'what happens' an...<I>All lifeforms are concerned with 'what happens' and not 'how'. The questions of whys, hows, and wherefores can be solely attributed to those who have higher levels of thought.</I><BR/><BR/>At the risk of feeding something silly, this is a moronic reply. Not that you are a moron, but this idea is moronic. <BR/><BR/>The idea of hate crimes makes the reason for doing something worse depending on Kevinnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-9654767982684250512008-07-07T20:55:00.000-04:002008-07-07T20:55:00.000-04:00I would have to agree that the majority of people ...I would have to agree that the majority of people who use the "black friends" card as a way to excuse their racism probably do mean, "I talked to a black person once and it wasn't deadly." <BR/><BR/>Because the thing is, if you actually try to <I>befriend</I> a person, if you get to know them well, then it becomes pretty damn difficult to generalize about their 'group' anymore. If you grow up UneFemmePlusCourageusehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10162627227823701520noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-34297191405384471632008-07-07T16:26:00.000-04:002008-07-07T16:26:00.000-04:00I often find that when someone says, "I'm not raci...I often find that when someone says, "I'm not racist," they're just attempting to explain away whatever racist behavior they just displayed. Same goes for "I'm not gay" or "I'm not homophobic." <BR/><BR/>I just wish people would admit that everyone's racist or sexist or homophobic or classist, at least to some extent. It's just if we acknowledge those feelings/thoughts as not appropriate andLindsayhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13285797515594923013noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-77455690036318397062008-07-07T11:27:00.000-04:002008-07-07T11:27:00.000-04:00Kevin-*amused* Were you mistaken? I don't see how ...Kevin-<BR/><BR/>*amused* Were you mistaken? I don't see how that way of thinking can be attributed to being 'sentient'. All lifeforms are concerned with 'what happens' and not 'how'. The questions of whys, hows, and wherefores can be solely attributed to those who have higher levels of thought.CronusKillerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08757999157358138617noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-25558116915689572982008-07-07T10:33:00.000-04:002008-07-07T10:33:00.000-04:00Being sentient, I don't believe in hate crimes at ...Being sentient, I don't believe in hate crimes at all. I think they are a terrible idea that punishes thoughts rather than deeds. I am not at all interested in why people do things, I am interested in what they do.Kevinnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-8032942911597335242008-07-07T00:00:00.000-04:002008-07-07T00:00:00.000-04:00@ Donna I am well aware that not all relationships...@ Donna I am well aware that not all relationships between whites and blacks are superficial, the point of the post is that the "black friend" routine is often invoked as a cover for racism and so such declarations must be met with caution.<BR/><BR/>@Larry while you may associate Enron with that badge it is readily recognizable as an award of excellence in the blogosphere and was given to me by aReneehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16388113393817266374noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-11260561091393275482008-07-06T22:34:00.000-04:002008-07-06T22:34:00.000-04:00I used to have a black friend, but we went in two ...I used to have a black friend, but we went in two different directions after high school. She and I delighted in upsetting all the white people (and probably a few of the blacks) by publicly appearing together in social situations in the early 70s. In the small-town South.<BR/><BR/>We did sleepovers and I went to church with her, but left my church when I realized she wouldn't be welcomed there.<Donna B.http://www.blogger.com/profile/16771075314473811594noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-3982334553384232642008-07-06T22:06:00.000-04:002008-07-06T22:06:00.000-04:00I make no apologies for the hatred symbols mention...I make no apologies for the hatred symbols mentioned, but I think you should know that the lopsided "E" you have in the right-hand corner looks a lot like the "Enron" "E", which is pretty much hated in these parts and does not symbolize "Excellence" att all for us. Rather, it symbolizes financial rape, pillage, and ruin.Larryhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12653436584890594776noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-75881927189289979622008-07-06T00:11:00.000-04:002008-07-06T00:11:00.000-04:00Great post!I've always said just because you're fa...Great post!<BR/><BR/>I've always said just because you're familiar with someone doesn't make the said person your friend. I believe that's what prejudiced white folks feel when they are called out on their racism - name a black person you're familiar with and call him/her a friend.AAWhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13550345881628321469noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-18825967261799545592008-07-05T14:58:00.000-04:002008-07-05T14:58:00.000-04:00I would like to know the name of the black kid tha...I would like to know the name of the black kid that goes around befriending racists so that I can smack him.<BR/><BR/>His name is Shelby Steele.<BR/><BR/>---------<BR/>Lol - so true...so true...Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-85802425688240140732008-07-04T21:25:00.000-04:002008-07-04T21:25:00.000-04:00I would like to know the name of the black kid tha...<EM>I would like to know the name of the black kid that goes around befriending racists so that I can smack him.</EM><BR/><BR/>His name is Shelby Steele.Kevin Andre Elliotthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02842238481549571107noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-10189053867039009572008-07-04T13:35:00.000-04:002008-07-04T13:35:00.000-04:00dear lord, SIGHT not "site".dear lord, SIGHT not "site".Roxiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10989862745571420807noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-60307106247037698022008-07-04T13:34:00.000-04:002008-07-04T13:34:00.000-04:00I am so happy I followed here through feministe! L...I am so happy I followed here through feministe! Love it here.<BR/><BR/>As sandalstraps said, these black "friends" aren't actually FRIENDS. They don't hang out, they don't talk on the phone, they aren't confidants. <BR/><BR/>These are people they may see in passing, know from some forced integrated institution, chatted with before, and wave to on site.<BR/><BR/>Not a friend, an acquaintance.Roxiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10989862745571420807noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-10759535661440087792008-07-04T10:19:00.000-04:002008-07-04T10:19:00.000-04:00Great response. When I first saw the title of the...Great response. When I first saw the title of the blog, I thought: Oh no!! Here we go... When ever someone says some of my friends are black, it gives me pause." Your artcle hit the point.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-46606170952450982342008-07-04T10:16:00.000-04:002008-07-04T10:16:00.000-04:00Renee,I so enjoyed reading your womanist musing on...Renee,<BR/>I so enjoyed reading your womanist musing on this topic. My favorite is: "No offense to you." This is usually said before or after some stereotype is verbalized about a minority group while in the presence of a person who is in that particular minority group.<BR/><BR/>How could anyone think setting fire to someone's home is a *joke* no matter who lived there?Hagar's Daughterhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05329175102157599795noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-36909741186065976842008-07-04T09:03:00.000-04:002008-07-04T09:03:00.000-04:00Renee,Excellent post. Two observations:1. Parents ...Renee,<BR/><BR/>Excellent post. <BR/><BR/>Two observations:<BR/><BR/>1. Parents are often willing to say and even believe just about anything to keep themselves in denial about the problems their children are having. What the mother said, thus, doesn't surprise me in the least. <BR/><BR/>2. Studies have demonstrated that white people in any given social setting are much more willing to claim to Sandalstrapshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16303641009581382217noreply@blogger.com