Very good points on broken record arguments. Nice picture about the Eurocentric frame even Liberals have.
Note: This is very much a work in progress. There are some posts I will have to write to make this one work well. I will fill them in over time. Suggestions are welcomed.
My standard advice for White Americans:
- Listen. Listen. Listen. Listen to what people of colour (non-whites) say. Do not put your guard up. Instead put yourself in their shoes. Take what they say seriously, especially about their own experiences. Assume that what they say is pretty much true, particularly if you keep hearing the same thing over and over again. Do not judge, not at this stage. Like in science, gathering as many facts as possible comes first. Making sense of them comes later, much later. If you approach this with a closed mind you will only hear what you want to hear.
- Do not defend white people. Not even in your mind. At least not…
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