What We Lose When We Focus On Whiteness In Interracial Relationships

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  1. Space_Time

    Space_Time Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the woke Left will ever be satisfied. Things still aren't OK no matter how people relate to each other. Do we have to subject everything to Marxist jargon:
     
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    I will just never understand the woke left. They protested for years about the white minority in S Africa. And yet, all these folks seem to want in the US is to reverse that to make black americans the minority that oppresses everyone else. Hypocrites? You decide.
     
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    "the focus is usually on interracial relationships between non-white people and white people, so whiteness is constantly centered and anything outside of that is “othered.”"

    As someone in an interracial marriage (of close to 30 years), I can attest to that now being true. It wasn't when we were first married .. in fact there was no 'one or the other' consciousness at all back then. Observations were focused on cultural/religious adjustment by both parties.

    But I suspect the author doesn't realise that focusing on race at all, in this context, is a problem.
     
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    An article that allegedly about interracial relationships among various non white peoples for some reason seems to be all about white people.
     
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    Steve N Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Jesus Christ, progressives find something wrong with everything.
     
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    This is only a problem because of the narrative being pushed that white people cause racism, which leads to the common perception that only white people can be racist. This necessarily makes 'white+nonwhite' relationships more relevent in the context of interracial relationships, because no one cares at all about 'nonwhite+nonwhite' relationships. Ideally, everyone would care about 'white+nonwhite' as much as 'nonwhite+nonwhite' and 'white+white' (by 'as much' I mean not at all). But so long as whites are being racially targetted as the source of racism (lol ikr), this can't happen.
     
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    In relationships, both parties are getting the majority of the things they want. Everything else is external and irrelevant to them. Outsiders are the ones left scratching their heads.
     
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    Their racism is out of control at this point. Where once Leftists embraced the acceptance of mixed race marriages, now they're against them.

    And no, it's NOT the same people. This is the new Left .. those who shuffled in sideways from the Right, when trying to find new ways to keep the darkies down. ****ing clever.
     
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    They position whites as the oppressor (remember, this part is just LARPing for expediency), so that they can increase the sense of injury and disability felt by those they want oppressed back to pre-1980's levels.
     
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    So what should I do? My wife is a black Trinidadian. Our son is mixed. I was able to marry her because we had a common pool of interests culturally. That's what America is about.
     
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    The worst of the woke left wake up daily trying to find something to be upset about.

    What a miserable life.
     
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    You should probably build a pedestal in your living room, and put her on it. Let her get away with murder too, while you're at it. Remember to tiptoe around her with your language lest you accidentally say 'black', 'brown', or 'watermelon' in general conversation. And don't forget to keep talking about your white guilt, and how whites can do so much better - make it about you wherever possible.

    Or, you could do what I do (at almost 30 years married to a black man and with three black kids), and treat her like the equal she is - IOW no quarter, no protection from jokes or critique, no 'allowances for her identity' and no ****ing tiptoeing.
     
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    Lack of purpose does that to people. So does privilege (as in middle class first world privilege, not 'white' privilege).
     
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    If one is race obsessed everything is a problem. If one is not race obsessed, and the overwhelming majority of people I know are not, then the peculiar pronouncements if the woke left seem totally insane and wholly disconnected from reality.
     
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    She occasionally talks about 400 years of oppression. I correct her with 246.
     
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    Can they just be happy that every single commercial had an interracial couple nowadays?
    These loons will never be satisfied.
     
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