One element that makes the discussion of race difficult is that some white people can’t entertain the idea that a black person’s firsthand experience is valid and real, even though it’s totally different from their own.
How I Talk to White People About Racism
Clay Rivers

This is a good point — a huge one, really. While it certainly applies to racism as you indicate here, it also applies in a more generic way to a much larger number of people across a wide variety of circumstances.

This statement could easily be branched into a larger post about how most people in general cannot entertain the idea that anyone else’s experiences or opinions are valid or real, even though they are totally different from theirs.

While this bias is a part of our own wonderful human nature, it’s something that consistently causes issues between people and in fact has been a major motivation behind some of the largest atrocities in history.

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