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Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 06:17 pm MLK stood for colorblindness because I said so!
http://community.livejournal.com/bipolypagangeek/483967.html

...and I'm so through. Cause it's my damn fault I'm offended that someone took MLK day as a chance to post shitty clip art and then get mad when it was pointed out that hey, the man said more than one line and it wasn't about colorblindness. After all, they didn't mean it! They were just trying to be loving! I'm jsut all out of joint for no reason.

ARGH *pulls out curls*

--Kitti
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From:explodemyheart
Date:January 20th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
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I'd have to say I agree with the other people in the that post. But what do I know? I'm just a white person.
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From:kittikattie
Date:January 20th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
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But what do I know?

Clearly not that a person shouldn't be reduced to an excuse of "we should all be colorblind."
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From:explodemyheart
Date:January 20th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
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Saying that he is being reduced to that is a very subjective opinion. You're the only one I see reducing him to that, and it's because you're forcing him to be reduced to that.

Someone wanted to post a nice, cute clipart in honor of the day. Was she supposed to write a 15 page essay on the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr. in history?

Famous people have some quotes that are more famous than others, this even includes *gasp* white people! This leads other famous and not-so-famous people to use the more famous quotes more often because they are not only well known, but they, oh I don't know... agree with them and the message behind what they were saying.

If someone had posted a well known quote from a white person in history would you be protesting so loudly that people were just reducing that person to a single quote which wasn't even what that person was entirely about? I doubt it.
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From:kittikattie
Date:January 20th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
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Are you in the wrong community, or do you think that the rule about invalidating rage doesn't apply to you?

5. If you don't have something supportive to say, don't comment. Invalidation of someone's rage will get you banned. Members' rants are not up for debate.

Let me just solve this problem for us all.
From:ex_amfora
Date:January 20th, 2007 07:04 am (UTC)
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actually, yes, you are "just a white person"

You have privilege, start taking responsibility for it.


There is no such thing as being colorblind--that doesn't exist. But how would you, a white person know this? You're not a person of color. You're not affected by it.



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From:no2ndtroy
Date:January 20th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
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Gah. Don't you love it when people insist they never said something and then while arguing with you essentially end up coming out and saying it? If we all just lose our color everything will be solved. Right. You go do that. (And then bringing up the spectrum of light as if that has anything to do with race and culture? HAHAHA. No.)
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From:mayhemwench
Date:January 20th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
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"In the light spectrum, all colors mixed up are white!" Subtext? So start mixing, and maybe someday there will only be white people? I doubt that's what she consciously meant (or maybe it is), but that's sure how it came off.
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From:lyfenlyn
Date:January 23rd, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)

mixing.

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Didn't you ever see that Dr. Seuss story about the starbellied sneetches? Well always have something so argue over and use to seperate ourselves, color just happens to be the easiest thing to use as a divider. Then there is American and not American, there will always be something. I did sort of wonder why there were white people here myself.