Darrell, I hate the term "reverse racism", too. It is odd to me that some people actually have a mental block accepting that people of all colors have intrinsic bias. It is interesting because it's a super racist notion. The level of melanin in one's skin does not dictate cognitive processes. (Shockingly. LOL) One of the people in my professional group - in response to a very simple statement made by a colleague that racism goes both ways - had the following to say: "First, to refer to people in the African diaspora, please capitalize the 'B' in Black. In the 7th edition of the APA manual ... Secondly, the term 'racism' is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race". For people of European descent, reverse racism is not a possibility due to upholding institutional power within the United States. Your comment "Racism goes both ways" falls under the category of Justification. If you or anyone else would like to unpack these implicit biases, please reach out to me." (This is the way folks speak to us on the forum when we try to have a give and take conversation.)
Originally Posted by Darrell Lawrence
But there are indeed some Government roadblocks in place regarding Native Americans. I know you'll say "Oh waa waa" or "cry me a river" etc LOL But they are there. Those problems *don't* come from the President (that I know of, anyways... meaning the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stuff). They come from both the U.S. branch that is to see over Native American stuff *and* the tribes themselves.
Actually, I'm really interested in the current issues between government entities and Native Americans/tribes/land. It seems like it could be a pretty complex situation?
Wrt third parties - It almost seems like anyone running as a third party candidate has different motives for being there. They themselves don't think they will win. Rather, it's a career step to something else... Even Ross Perot, to a degree was more interested in having a podium for a short time than actually believing he would get there. Why didn't Bernie run third party when he was ousted by the DNC in 2016? Don't get me wrong, my politics are the polar opposite of the "Democratic Socialist" ideology... and probably yours, judging by our conversation. It could be that my calling you a "liberal" is just a matter of semantics. In my mind, all SJWs are far-left liberals, but not all liberals (particularly moderate liberals) are SJWs. Would you consider yourself an SJW?