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Updated on Wednesday, July 15

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OMG: TBH, I try my best top avoid talks about racism and sexism within my classes and around my friends, especially my friends that happen to be visible minorities because I know that indirectly, the conversation will be talking about the actions of the white race. I know caucasians did many bad things in the past, but I still feel bad. I don't know, but I am sorry.

Am I the only one who feels this way?

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  1. It's good to feel this way in a sense because you are acknowledging that as a white person, your life is a lot better / easier than other races.

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    1. And? Your life as someone who is sighted is a lot easier than the lives of the blind. Your life as someone who likes normal TV shows instead of weird Japanese shit is marginally easier. Your life as a Canadian is way the hell easier than the life of a Haitian or an Afghan, much more so than residual racial discrepancies within a given Canadian socioeconomic stratum. Tall is easier than short. Attractive is easier than ugly. Smart is easier than stupid. And on. And on. And fucking on.

      Race is one of a billion diverse factors of human life that makes it easier or more difficult, that fundamentally changes the individual experience. And so what? What's the point? We should be sensitive towards all of the factors that amount to fully realized persons. All of the difference. We should be kind towards those who are less fortunate. We should celebrate differences because we celebrate life. I'm on board.

      The incessant focus on race we see in higher education and mainstream media coverage? Tribal political bullshit.

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    2. 1a knows whats up

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  2. No. I don't feel this way. Fuck brown people.

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    1. I fuck brown people

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    2. fuck you asshole

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  3. By listening to their opinions, experiences and discussions, you set yourself apart from the whites in the past who ignored or supported racism. By admitting and rejecting privilege, you help overcome systems of oppression.

    Don't feel guilty because the actions of racists are being discussed, feel proud that you're making a difference!

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    1. What the fuck kind of difference is OP making? They're avoiding conversations about race and feeling guilty about the colour of their skin.
      If that's all it takes to overcome a system of oppression, it's hardly worthy of being called a "system of oppression".

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  4. every fucking race on this planet has done atrocious things, when the fuck will people get over it and realize its a HUMAN problem, not a RACE problem. idiots just always need something new to blame. this year its white privilege. fuck outta here.

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    1. Because it's natural to blame whitey for the poor decisions you make as a minority

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    2. Why r u so angry u poor ting. I think open mindedness is the problem. The solution? Second chances or more close mindedness... awkwardness... anywho

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    3. 4b im not angry, and you make no sense.

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    4. Just like everyone makes fun of christians but are scared to make fun of muslims-demographics that are more successful and less likely to kill you are pretty easy targets.
      Same reason why everyone always picked on jews-they had money and were peaceful.

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  5. When have I ever shown up late?

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  6. No? Why would I feel responsible for the actions of other people? It's not my fault our imperialist ancestors fucked over the native populations. I feel bad for them and their situation and think things should be righted, but I'd never feel guilt, that would be ridiculous.

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    1. Agreed. I don't feel guilty since I wasn't the one who did it. I just try to live my life by treating people as equally as I possibly can and ignore race as much as possible, focusing on the person instead.

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    2. It takes alot of bravery to stand up for others...

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    3. 6.b none of this has to do with bravery. I'd happy defend anyone being persecuted. I'm also a huge supporter of open borders, something tells me you aren't.

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    4. lmao i'm dying of laughter right now. Poor natives...

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  7. But white trash still goes around robbing and ruining other countries

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  8. Way I see it, it comes from people who don't have enough of a sense of personal accomplishment or self-worth and need some external way of bolstering themselves in relation to others. Works both ways ("ignorant savages", "privileged scum", etc. etc.). Don't sweat it.

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