So if you’re white and disagree with my politics you’re a racist."In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable patterns: they will insist that they “were taught to treat everyone the same,” that they are “color-blind,” that they “don’t care if you are pink, purple, or polka-dotted.” They will point to friends and family members of color, a history of civil-rights activism, or a more “salient” issue, such as class or gender. They will shout and bluster. They will cry. In 2011, DiAngelo coined the term “white fragility” to describe the disbelieving defensiveness that white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged—and particularly when they feel implicated in white supremacy. Why, she wondered, did her feedback prompt such resistance, as if the mention of racism were more offensive than the fact or practice of it?"
Just about a dozen? My neighborhood in the 70s and 80s had literally HUNDREDS. And therein lies the difference.It’s creative. I currently live on a block with about a dozen kids playing outside everyday. These aren’t facts, they’re personal anecdotes, there’s a difference.
Use to stay outside and play all day until it got dark either riding a bicycle or playing sportsAhhh, memories. Big Wheels and Green Machines. Every street in the neighborhood had kids outside playing. You don't see that anymore. You can thank technology for that. I miss the good old days!