WHY I'M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE

WHY I'M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE

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In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. Her sharp, fiercely intelligent words hit a nerve and the post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own similar experiences. Eddo-Lodge locates her discussion in her native United Kingdom, but discusses themes and events that are universal.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017/12
ISBN: 9781408870556
140887055X
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER JUL 2017

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Aug 10, 2017

The major problem with this author's work is she falls for the oligarchy meme that everything, or almost everything, should be ascribed to // racisim \\ which conveniently allows all the perfidy, all the crimes for profit, to be ignored and continue unpunished. [See global economic meltdown, and President Obama constantly and falsely claiming that . . . // the bankers broke no laws. \\ ]
The author mentions // impenetrable white workplace culture \\ which is balderdash to anyone not Black who has also fallen victim to such. She sees Brexit as fear of multiculturalism, ignoring those incredibly negative economic impacts from unbridled economic immigration to the workers [and wholesale jobs offshoring, et cetera]. The other night BBC ran a program on the internment of Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants during WWII, and while George Takei was most impressive in the program, BBC ended with the pronouncement that // racism \\ was the cause - - most conveniently, as usual, ignoring those financial and economic aspects: so many of those interned Japanese-Americans [two-thirds of the Japanese interned were US citizens] lost their lands and businesses, and those lands would latter be prime California wine-growing land with valuable water rights, et cetera. So who profited from it? This subject is never discussed - - instead it is always racisim that is the boogeyman, conveniently ignoring any and all forms of robbery and economic exploitation!
[For the record, the principal architects of the Japanese internment during WWII were Earl Warren and John J. McCloy, who I would guess, probably somehow profited financially from it. They would both later serve on the aptly named Warren Commission, the cover-up group of the Kennedy assassination of 1963.]
As long as some ascribe everything to racism, then mass thievery, robbery and exploitation can be conveniently ignored at all levels, just as the identities of the owners of today are conveniently ignored today by the oblivious masses!

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