Hi, it's me again *smile*
I learned some uncomfortable truths about some of the Moms I've conversed with on CM, and I've done posts designed to jump start discussions and or debates on topics about race, from racists,racism, race cards to stereotypes, and yes there is a theme but, as I said, I am stubborn and persistent. And I TRULY feel the rift That the Martin case has brought us to, is making Moms move on or tune out. Toomanypoodles, whom I Luv, has expressed the desire to return to gentler CM times. But at this point, being assaulted almost daily by STRATIGICLLY leaked info in a case most of us feel so strongly about,regardless of their stances, and ignoring it is akin ed to trying to deny the proverbial elephant in the room,Sorry poodles!
With that being said, I have perused the posts of women I have come to respect and am.........................sad I guess! *REAL TALK* People I've talked to know how much I feel, on a personal level for the case of Zimmerman/Martin. I have been vocal and I hit as many posts as possible to discuss it. And in reading a lot of the different views their is a undercurrent of hate, bias,ignorance, naivety and from some points of view, out of touch and or woefully shelter! I have tried to engage my friends in conversations good,bad or ugly, doesn't matter,to HEAL we need to discuss it. Without bashing, group gang ups and or name calling. I READ SOME POSTS TODAY AND WAS STRUCK, AND YES, I got to thinking (LOL).
I am very aware of the many cultures and races in the US and in the world,but for the purposes of this discussion/debate/post and or by pass, I ask the question of the two most common and at odds, races,black and white!
I was asked why a person would reject their race, don't know of many who TRULY have, and I READ how some folks think people of color could avoid conflict if THEY changed, not the people who swear by their bias, but the victims. AND IT HAS LEAD ME TO ASK, IF YOU HAD A CHOICE WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO BE, BLACK OR WHITE?
Answer, or don't but if you do, please be truthful and explain your position.
In my Opininon No Disrespect