The fact that historically that actually was the case but now it’s turned literally into Black People’s Reddit is I guess life imitating art?
I have no problem whatsoever with exclusive social clubs of any kind, as long as they are not promoting hate speech. The problem is they tend to devolve into “hating the outgroup” clubs.
You may find you end up further from your goal by becoming more insular.
This can’t be the only way to have a subreddit without racist posts or “trolling”?
OK, what's your suggestion?
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I've often wondered, why is it harder to muster outrage over those?
Best I can figure, racism has more salience when you are magnifying harms to historically marginalized groups.
Not saying it's ever noble, but situations vary, so impacts vary.
It's because the context is always "these characters are stupid" not "people like these characters are stupid."
And thinking about it more, I think the key difference is they have a name. That alone makes them a unique person. It's not "black guys do this, white guys do that" or even "an Irishman walks into a bar." Giving them a name means you can distance yourself from them and not feel offended that Sven is stupid, whereas if it was "A dumb Swede" you'd be offended.
I could see someone endorsing the view that racism is always wrong and yet still worse in some situations. Like, stealing a loaf of bread from a baker is wrong, but stealing a loaf of bread from a starving family is especially cruel.
I'm not an expert here or anything. I don't want to come off like I have it all figured out, I don't.
Look at it like kids on a playground. If there are a bunch of bullies picking on little kids, and you tell the bullies that for an hour a day, they aren't allowed to go near the little kids, is that a power structure set up to dominate the bullies? No; the little kids just needed a break! The bullies still have their power the rest of the time (and you haven't actually taken away anything from the bullies but their ability to bully; they can go about their lives as normal everywhere else)
Everyone keeps getting hung up on "there's a rule about skin color!" Yeah, there is, as a response to constant systemic racism forcing marginalized people to find a safe space. Turns out the world is complex.
Indeed it is.
Can you make a solid case that your claim that "constant systemic racism forcing marginalized people to find a safe space" is as conclusively true in the real world as your simplistic imaginary playground example?
If your case is indeed valid, facts should suffice should they not?
The interesting thing about such interactions is I suspect your mind remains as ever confident as before....you can't articulate a logical defense of your beliefs, yet this fact has absolutely no bearing on the strength of the belief.
How do you know, with certainty, when this is happening, and when it isn't?
Do you ever consider the possibility that you might be causing harm to your cause when you are trying to promote it? For example, when you offload judgement to hyper-efficient but highly error prone subconscious heuristics, with no review for correctness and prudence at the conscious level.