… WHEN THEY DON’T and know they’re not even going to try.
Actually, all kinds of people say things like that when they know they don’t mean it but it is particularly disturbing when this tactic, perhaps used as a way to be diplomatic, is employed in discussions about race/racism, often when trying to rationalize behavior/beliefs that are problematic. As fate would have it, our friend and yours, Macon D, tried to employ that strategy, making that very statement, and simply failed.
Right now, our pal, is asking for some help, trying to find other things to talk about. You got that right: he wants other people to help him come up with Stuff White People Do… While I especially like the classic example of stuff Whites do to try to assert dominance (in a conversation) while avoiding taking responsibility that Jodie brought up, I would be remiss if I did not highlight Macon’s own desperate attempt to avoid taking responsibility and his desire to dominate by non-approval.
Non-approval of my posts, that is.
Yes, our friend Macon in his own words wants to have, quite literally, “the last words” which lead me to mine here… As far as the stuff White people do, I’m trying to figure out why my comment(s) aren’t accepted while other people labeled “trolls”, “concern trolls” even, are. Actually… I should say were, as well — i.e. Restructure had a post accepted after the so-called “last words” when mine wasn’t.
I believe there’s a term for that. One that explains the difference. So, allow me to say, e-publicly, “Macon, I get what you’re saying.” And all I have to say to that is, borrowing heavily from Tim Wise…
Your Whiteness Is Showing!!
(Here’s the post Macon didn’t want to post on his thread which just happened to be targeted at prejudices. PREJUDICES! I know, the irony is THICK, isn’t it?)
Whether you call it wild or not, it’s still an assumption you have no basis for. Because of your faulty assumption, your whole position here falls flat like a house of cards.
You absolutely do NOT know what being White entails for the people in the video. You have absolutely NO idea whether any single person in the video has any RELEVANT racial prejudice that they would have to overcome regarding a Black president Obama.
But feel free to speak at length about the racial prejudice you’ve had to overcome with respect to Obama and Black people in general. White Trash Academic et al can do it too since your underlying assumption which pervades so much if not all of your analysis is that ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACIST and, in this case, that said racism is RELEVANT to the position they/ya’ll take regarding the prospects of a Black president Obama.
And, again, notice how Obama is singularly Black despite the argument you’ve made previously that his biracial background must not go unnoticed.
Beyond that, thanks for admitting that you’re making an ASSUMPTION with no actual evidence beside your generalized ASSUMPTION that ALL WHITES ARE RACIST and the idea is relevant in all/every case-consideration. Now, regarding your claim that you see “fear”… WHERE?? Where do you see it, Macon? Instead of identifying the statement Stephanie made that sounded like “fear”, all you did was make an assertion.
In the video she spoke rather dispassionately about taking care of [Iraqi] veterans. There was no “fear” in her voice, in her eyes or in anything she said. She voiced her concern for the forgotten wounded warriors which logically was a strike against McCain given his opposition to the new GI bill.
Stephanie went on to state how she agreed with Obama on a number of issues and NOT because she “feared” McCain. That was plain to see. The “fear” you claim is there was not. All we could see in the video you provided for us to reflect on was how Stephanie’s decision to vote FOR Obama (which is different than merely voting against McCain) was for very principled reasons.
But go ahead and say where you saw the fear at… that and the signs of racial prejudice. And if there were no signs in the video then why use it in the first place?
Obviously, you didn’t need the video to speak from your staple underlying assumption that ALL WHITES ARE RACIST.