is being clever getting 11 A* at GCSE and 4 A* at Alevel, doing a degree, masters and PhD in Maths
or is it being good with people?
or being able to fix a car
or being humble?
or being self-disciplined
the answer ‘all of the above’ is not allowed
what is the ‘list’ bit on the side of the page on ‘reader’
sorry, i am new to this and cant wordpress yet
this really annoys me, she fails to distinguish between personal aspirations and societal issues:
i would like to believe that 9 times out of 10 i am race/ sexuality/ gender (and whatever other distinguishers you want to invent), but i know that i am race aware more than height aware, for instance
but i dont believe that everyone else is: i dont think the policeman who killed michael brown was colour blind (OBVIOUSLY!!). why would i?
if i dont care whether someone is black white blue or green, it doesnt mean i assume others do
what marina might be getting at is the idea that being colour blind is naive; but i dont think that’s such a bad thing: it was naive for rosa parks to believe that the bus incident would solve racism, but in a way it did. not the incident itself, but the provocation of a changed attitude.
so be niave, have an opinion and dont reject the idea of progressive thinking just because others dont think the same as you
i propose that it is racism- somebody disagree with me please?