Here is my question…Had the white man that asked if we could use logic in lieu of emotion been…
Ricardo Ruiz
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I think this is also where masculinity intersects with racism, and a perfect example of how context and power dynamics are key to recognizing oppression. I, too, prefer “logical” discussion, but I also catch myself using this preference to sometimes block out opinions I don’t agree with on a faulty basis. Had the man been Black there would not have been an overtly racial character to the interaction (we could go into a deeper discussion about interests — like when poor people defend rich swindlers, etc.). On the surface this might seem unfair because it’s not “equal”, the standards feel different for White and Black people, but we have to take into account the broader power dynamics at play.

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