@Are0h very few people have an appreciation for how deeply ingrained this mentality is. Indeed it still catches me off guard, when I see--in 2018--someone publicly admit they believe there are specific people that "need to be hurt" like this.
What is also disappointing to me is what usually passes as "inclusive" and "progressive" amongst my peers, which amounts to "stop hurting people" and "include people" but goes no further. An example I'm most familiar with is how First Nations are treated.
@msh @Are0h <Sarcasm> Look, everyone knows you can't trust people with the wrong skin color to take care of themselves. Someone else has to do that for them. </Sarcasm> My thing is as a Jewish person. I often find myself as Jewish first, and 'white' when it is beneficial to others (but still Jewish first.).
@Are0h ...that is a good start but not a solution. It is a half measure. It is fine to have "consultations" and "negotiations" and what not. It is wonderful to hire marginalized people. But these things are just a coat of paint.
When it comes to actual structural changes that give actual ownership and power to non-white people too many of us fall silent. It isn't enough to stop kicking someone in the head and ask if they are OK; we need to lift people up.
Micro-blogging site operated by Mark Shane Hayden of Coalesco Digital Systems Inc. We are located in Alberta, Canada. This is NOT intended to be a commercial/promotional site! Registration is open to anyone interested in civil discussions on any interesting topic--especially technology, current events and politics.