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Re: “South Burlington Student's Post on 'White Fragility' Goes Viral

More evidence rife in the comments section. Sad group of supposed adults who refuse to listen or learn from people of color about shit you know nothing about because you haven't had to...

The deniers have no idea how brave this young man is to stand up to all your bullshit-- no clue.

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Posted by karcer on 06/03/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “'Rebels' Yell: Protests Build Over South Burlington's Mascot Change

Goes to show Vt is far from immune to racism. It lives and breathes among us-- as this long-time keeping of a name, obviously with roots in racism and opposition to civil rights, and backlash against finally using it shows. It only takes a bit of honesty to recognize the longstanding racism of Confederate iconography, with its roots in slavery and then 50-60 years ago opposition to extending equality supposed to be guaranteed to all U.S. citizens to people of color. If supporters fighting still to keep the Rebel name didn't know before, they have had ample exposure to this information throughout this debate and have simply refused to hear these patient attempts and even resorted to underhanded threats and intimidation. Time to move on and stop holding the school budget hostage to this attempted display of dominance.

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Posted by karcer on 04/19/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She’s Bipolar?

Seven Days, WICK BRANDED HERSELF A RACIST with her grossly racist post-- which she then chose to leave up FOR THREE DAYS?? Now Wick is the wounded party? I don't engage in or condone death threats, but I do beleive people of color have the right to self defense as much as white people. Are you aware, Heather, of how racism destroys lives? Mental health issues do not account for racism. Racism accounts for racism. Plenty of people who are bi-polar would not make that post and leave it up for three days. Black women who have the same issues also have to deal with a racist system of health providers on top of emotional struggles.

Also saw your husband's response, which also showed callous disregard for the toll racism takes in terms of health and well-being of people of color. Falling back on your white fragility now that you've CALLED YOURSELF OUT doesn't fly. Learn something. You might benefit from a week with Jane Elliott. If all you learn is to be more careful about your racism, there's no growth there. Those toxic beliefs will continue to eat at you from inside.

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Posted by karcer on 01/21/2017 at 11:06 AM

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