Skip to comments.How to raise anti-racist kids (Barf)
Posted on 06/20/2020 6:39:09 AM PDT by Stravinsky
It'd be great if racism didn't exist. If you didn't have to give your kid an explanation for why a person clutched a bag as a black man walked by. If black families didn't have to hold multiple versions of "the talk" in hopes that their child doesn't become the next Michael Brown or George Floyd. But that's not our current reality, nor has it been across our nation's entire history.
As psychologist Beverly Tatum puts it, anti-blackness is a smog, one we're breathing in everywhere, knowingly or not.
"Cultural racismthe cultural images and messages that affirm the assumed superiority of Whites and the assumed inferiority of people of color is like a smog in the air," writes Tatum in her book "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race."
"Sometimes, it is so thick it is visible, other times it is less apparent, but always, day in and day out, we are breathing it in."
How do you raise a child to become anti-racist in a country entrenched in systemic racism?
For starters, begin now. Don't let uncomfortableness or fear of not having all the answers stop you from diving into the education process, even if it means learning alongside your kid, say experts.
"Start where you can. It's not a checklist of things that you and your kids do, and then you can say you're done and you're not racist," says Beatriz Beckford, black mom of two and senior campaign director of MomsRising, a grassroots organization cohosting a nationwide family virtual protest for Black Lives Matter. "It's a constant practice we have 400 years of racial injustice to unlearn."
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Step one: Completely ignore and disregard human nature. Is it human nature to be racist? No. But when we see something or someone different or acting in an unfamiliar way our awareness automatically goes up a bit while we assess. A persons race has nothing to do with it. And that is not wrong, it’s instinctive, cannot be deprogrammed from the brain.
Racism is making pre-judgements and decisions on the basis of race.
Everything else is socialism in drag.
Racism has to be taught...the democrats and the media are telling blacks all white people are racist...they will destroy all the gains that have been made...
The modern day public ate up a mythical story about Wakanda Forever, a segregated nation that had made all sorts of scientific advancements etc.
To some it was more than mere fantasy or dream building. They wanted to go there.
Winters in Shangri-La are supposed to be picture postcard perfect.
Anti-racist is code for anti-white. It’s an old meme, but it checks out.
“...their child doesn’t become the next Michael Brown or George Floyd.”
Don’t try to disarm/kill cops. There, see how easy that was?
People are most comfortable around people with whom they identify. Race is the most obvious form identification, but it’s not the only one.
The Jocks hang out together in the cafeteria because they identify with each other.
The Nerds hang out together in the cafeteria because they identify with each other.
Christians hang out together for the same reason.
We choose our own groups based on our own likes and dislikes. Problems arise when you are forced to be in a group you didn’t choose or even dislike.
I would not want to hand out with liberals unless we talked about things not related to religion or politics. Unfortunately, sports has become so infected with politics that you could hardly talk about it anymore without mentioning politics.
It’s called white privilege. They are so many words to describe racism against whites and they are all cool and acceptable.
White: NOT SORRY
“400 years of racism”
Let’s finish the thought. “ ...and everyone of you White people are equally guilt for its offenses and equally benefitted from its priviledge just as if it happened yesterday.”
Cripes all mighty! Even after the Israelites had openly defied and offended the Lord at Mt. Sinai, He only required them to wonder in the Wilderness for forty years.
Yet, it’s treated as received wisdom and unchallengeable that it is racist to even suggest that many of the black community’s problems originate inside the community itself even though the cause and effect is plainly obvious.
Not sending them to public schools would be a good start.
Rosa Parks wanted to sit where she wanted to sit. A few weeks ago, I had to take the bus (eye exam, so I didn’t want to drive) and all the youths (urban thugs types) sat in the back. Rosa Parks would be turning over in her grave, that her refusal didn’t do anything, because they (young blacks) wants to sit by themselves. On the seat next to me was a black man (about 40) and he said, they are not for integration they want to be by themselves. I agree...
People act tribal in their groups that identify by many factors. It is quite apparent the radical self separating are the idiots on the left which includes blacks who segregate themselves as do all of the other identity groups which have esteem issues and underlying mental illness. The common denominator of most black death is substance abuse,anti-social disorder and violent tendencies.I choose to be with who I want to but I consider myself American first and foremost and yet the identity groups hate America.
“It’s a constant practice we have 400 years of racial injustice to unlearn.”
There are numerous pieces of this process and most of them are misunderstood or misused. I don’t, personally, feel people are mistreated just because of their skin color. I feel there are a couple of reasons for mistreatment....fear, perception, and pandering are a few.
In this country, as the only real Americans are the Indian tribes, everyone has been lead to believe that one race has been determined to be the “one in power.” And the loss of equality is nothing more than race related. This is B.S.
We are a melting pot, not a simmer. In this country our racial ingredients are different not based upon race, but upon provided theology. White people are evil, black people run in gangs and kill each other, yellow people are sneaky and will cheat you, and the Indians are put upon. Sound familiar? You see it on TV “news” every night or read it in newspapers across the country. Is it true? Only as far as it can be used.
One of the magic words is the term “diversity.” I say magic because it has two opposite definitions. One is that it is a celebration of lifestyle. The other is that it is a recognition of differences that are exploited. And that’s where the problem started more than a century ago, expected behavior that has turned into fear rather than celebration.
Maybe it’s time to just enforce the laws. Laws don’t give any race an advantage. If they do, then we are straying from the real law of the land, the Constitution. So maybe we need to stop two things: One, trying to be different, which promotes fear, and two, recognizing the fear but provocating it or allowing it to be provocated. We don’t need the pot to be stirred, just served. Don’t be outrageous, and don’t promote it. People will accept that much easier than being threatened and forced to accept it. That’s history, not this created goading.
They might be the Cherokee, Apache, etc....but they are not the "real" Americans. Why? America was not a country until July 4, 1776.
Amazing that Freepers don't understand their own history.
It's actually the exact opposite in all forms of media today. Black families are successful, intact and heroic; White males are all divorced, perverted, stupid, or fags. Ridiculous.
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