“I just saw this picture and I’m so disturbed because it’s me.”
It doesn’t happen only in ‘murica. We need to be vigilant against the racism and xenophobia.
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I find it hilarious on non-American’s view points of what is going on in America with race relations. You choose sides, yet fail to audit the full situation with facts, numbers, and without experiencing the culture. It allows for extreme cognitive dissonance to perpetuates all kinds of errors.
I should make a documentary about this.
From what I see, racism isn’t reserved for whites. That’s no surprise. The Ethiopian male refugees look down at the Norwegian women for dressing in a way that is incompatible with their culture. They are not wrong in an Ethiopian context.
It is true that most situations are viewed differently from the inside vs the outside. Both views reflect reality. The perspectives differ. The perceptions differ. You can’t say that each view is right or wrong. It depends on the context of the viewer.
And, yes, you should make that documentary.
There is a sizable minority of people in the USA who contend that no can be racist who is not white. These people are fools. Racism comes in all shapes and colors, and in all countries. No society is immune to it.
That said, the media in the USA is almost exclusively driven by progressive ideology. That appears to be true in Europe, as well. So unless you have lived in the USA for a year or two, your comprehension of racial issues here is likely to be skewed. No fault of your sensibilities, just a reality of modern “news”.
Lars Fosdal if you’re able to get it, you should watch the documentary, “Snow on Tha Bluff.” Let me know if you watch it.
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