Still a straw man argument. I never implied nor stated nor hinted that racism doesn’t exist. I never implied it doesn’t affect people. I never implied the harms from it aren’t worth discussing.
You are making assumptions and accusations based on who you want me to be, and what you wish I said, rather than on who I am, and what I actually said.
Actually, my mind was changed. But you’re right, the efforts of those who refused to engage in reasoned debate, refused to explain their ideas or thinking, and who resorted to insults and name calling had little effect on me. Instead, I was convinced by black friends of mine who were polite, respectful, kind, and gave their points of view in reasoned…
Let’s just assume, for the sake of argument, that I am a white supremacist. Would you rather antagonize me, put me on the defensive, and entrench me in my beliefs, or try to educate me, reason with me, and convince me through your reason and logic that I’m wrong and that there is a better way, and perhaps change my mind?
I apologize if I missed your tweet, there were several hundred tweets and I’m sure I missed many of them.
I apologize if anything I said sounded like I’m in favor of ignoring racism. I support the resistance MLK and others put up against the system of oppression. I believe I may have made some remarks in response to comments…
Since I’m being attacked, it seems I should defend myself and correct some misconceptions.