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@21, It's a bit hyperbolic?
We ALL are prejudiced, for sure. But there is such a thing as racism...institutionalized prejudice...that primarily benefits White people. The video makes fun of that. As a White person with a good education under my belt, I really "enjoy" being poked at by videos like this. I'm not sure why that is (maybe because I'm naturally attracted to science and truth), or why other White people take such offense, but whatever. All we can do is keep talking.
Yes, we all are going to die... Your point?
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Charles, definitely one of your more astute posts. Thank you.
@6, wasn't that a wonderful series? I have literally been thinking about it ever since. Especially since two people in my family have a sort of face-blindness, which includes some expression-blindness. And they are much more aggressive and paranoid in every social interaction compared to regular people, but are much cooler-headed on the phone and in writing. I mean, say we all go out to eat; they will both think everyone in the restaurant is looking sullen and angry and I'll look around and see people being pleasant and relaxed. I mean, it must be unpleasant to go through life seeing everyone so negatively.
@23 "rather than flipping someone off when he was obviously in the wrong." Yeah, I think that's what Charles was pointing at more than doing the "pearl-clutching" that the trolls are complaining about (BTW, it's bullies and assholes who complain about you being a crybaby when they abuse you, so...). I once accidently got stuck in a crosswalk at a red light (in a big city). I forgot the circumstances, but...oh my god here comes a blind guy into the crosswalk! I did everything I could to try to back up (couldn't). SWo I rolled down my window and banged on the side of my car and said "I'm sooooooo sorry! It was an accident, please go around my car. The rest of the intersection is safe! SORRY!" You know, because I knew I was in the wrong and pedestrians have soft vulnerable bodies and must be protected at all costs (including costs to my time and convenience).
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@21, OK. I got a harassment restraining order a few years ago (2-year duration) just for phone calls. Yes, we went to court. Yes, I had to show evidence. The judge told him to leave me alone and I haven't heard a peep from him since. I mean, you're mostly right with what you are saying. I should have qualified my comment more. I guess I meant he should see a lawyer.
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