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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:31 PM

Inspired by an infuriating conversation here at DU

With Friends Like These…


Colorblindness ain’t a way to heal

Don’t be toutin’ that shit as a progressive ideal


Race is not a card any more than racism is a game

Race is a construct with consequences just the same


Save your breath about how "all lives matter"

You miss the point with such useless chatter


Self-congratulate for being on the left

But your critique of oppression is bereft


Your politics may not be one of hate

Be cautious, still, about the narrative you create


Let’s deconstruct the systems that’ve been built

Not mock the phenomenon of white guilt


Class consciousness is important to be sure

But without wealth inequality racism would endure


Don't claim I want diversity just for diversity's sake

Women and POC in power aren't just icing on a cake


Studies make clear the oppressed are less likely to lose

When there are more in power who've walked in their shoes

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Reply Inspired by an infuriating conversation here at DU (Original post)
Garrett78 Dec 2019 OP
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Pacifist Patriot Dec 2019 #1
fleur-de-lisa Dec 2019 #2
PatSeg Dec 2019 #3
DAMANgoldberg Dec 2019 #4
Garrett78 Dec 2019 #5
JustAnotherGen Dec 2019 #6
lunasun Dec 2019 #7
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #8
mountain grammy Dec 2019 #9
CaptYossarian Dec 2019 #10
TygrBright Dec 2019 #11
crazytown Dec 2019 #12
Politicub Dec 2019 #13
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2019 #14
Garrett78 Dec 2019 #15
IndyOp Dec 2019 #16
Garrett78 Dec 2019 #19
IndyOp Dec 2019 #21
MFGsunny Dec 2019 #17
littlemissmartypants Dec 2019 #18
Garrett78 Dec 2019 #20

Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:46 PM

1. .

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:54 PM

2. Fantastic!

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:57 PM

3. Excellent!

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:59 PM

4. Awesomesauce

Clearly much thought went into this and can serve as a near-official DU Mantra. It's That Good! 💯

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:09 PM

5. Thanks to all who have commented.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:09 PM

6. Beautiful Garret!

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:28 PM

7. Kick and Rec

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:42 PM

8. Well done, Garrett! Also, sounds like the beginnings of a rap number!

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:57 PM

9. Very good!

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 06:20 PM

10. By the 4th sentence pairing, I realized there were rhyming endings.

That made the writing even more impressive. Very thoughtful and well crafted.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 06:42 PM

11. Magnificent Coolitude. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:05 PM

12. Truth.

Ugly and beautiful. Thank you Garrett78

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:21 PM

13. K&r

This is awesome.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:29 PM

14. I like it!

I’ve been reading “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo. It is excellent and educational.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 08:37 PM

15. Thanks again to all who have commented.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:08 PM

16. Wow! To anyone who thinks liberals aren't racist - read Ibram Kende

“How to be an anti racist”. I understand you at a greater depth post-Kende than I would have before I read his book. A liberal who isn’t anti-racist is more dangerous than someone who acts and sees themselves as racist - if liberals think they are not racist then it is impossible for them to reflect and recognize their racist thoughts and behavior and make an effort to change.

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Response to IndyOp (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 08:25 PM

19. I highly recommend Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 08:34 PM

21. Thanks for the rec! I'll check it out. (nt)

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:16 PM

17. Hitting all the notes. Much obliged for the sentiments and the sonnet-like creativity. n/t

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:01 PM

18. Very well done! ❤

You should cross post it to the Poetry Group.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1199

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 08:26 PM

20. I will do that. Thanks.

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