I don’t see a problem with […]. If more POC than just you complained, I would reconsider this method.
– Macon D
WTF does my race have to do with whether my argument is valid? Why does Macon D need some critical number of POC who say the same thing before he even considers it a valid argument?
If a gay person tells me that what I said was heterosexist, I’m not going to say to him, “Well, I’ll consider it possibly true only if more gays than you complained about it.”
What kind of “antiracist” is Macon D if he thinks that racism is just about POC’s preferences?
Learning about race seems to require some generalization. I think this is especially true if a white person wants to stop saying things to POC, or doing things to them, that are racist.
And yet, if I’m reading your post right, you offer no guidelines for proper forms of generalization by whites about the racial experiences of people of color. If, for instance, one POC does not like it when a white person says this or that to them (e.g., “My, you’re so articulate!”), and then another member of that non-white racial group also doesn’t like that, and then another also doesn’t like it, shouldn’t the white person realize, at some point, that members of that non-white racial group don’t like it when white people say that thing to them? If so, that realization seems to require generalization, doesn’t it?
Wow, so if only one POC complains to him about it, then to Macon D, her complaint is bullshit and not worth considering.