[ExI] Is the ExI email list slowly dying out? And if so, what can be done to reverse such an outcome?
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 23:02:46 UTC 2020
Don't guess. Ask them, if you want, but don't presume to speak for them.
All that I've seen/heard speak on the matter would prefer not be in an
oppressed minority. Being in one and pretending you're not isn't "strong".
*Even as a liberal I have trouble with the word 'oppressed'. I sent out a
list of the troubles Blacks have in our current society, and what they are
doing is oppressing themselves: don't try, don't finish school; don't get
married (poor role models). This is not coming from me but from Walter
Williams, a Black conservative economist. Sure, there is oppression in
hiring, but Blacks created a bad image for themselves with the above
behaviors. And have I mentioned crime? Of course crime is always a
feature of the poorest in society, but the parade of Black faces in local
newspapers isn't a good thing even if it is accurate.*
On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 5:19 PM Dave Sill via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 2:42 AM Giulio Prisco via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 12:26 AM William Flynn Wallace via
>> extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> > I will admit that some of us leftists are gaga over the LG etc.
>> people. It's a very appropriate cause for us - the discriminated against,
>> the misunderstood, the latest civil rights cause. But as we have seen for
>> many years with Blacks, beating the drum for the cause can equate with
>> beating people over the head with it. Tiresome - very quickly. Down here
>> the newspapers include some civil rights stuff for Blacks once or twice a
>> week, with pictures, history, references to lynching and so on. Too much
>> of a good thing. I wonder if Blacks get tired of it too? bill w
>> I guess many Black do, because it belittles their personal
>> achievements. I guess many Blacks want to be seen as strong and
>> self-reliant persons, not as parts of an oppressed minority.
> Don't guess. Ask them, if you want, but don't presume to speak for them.
> All that I've seen/heard speak on the matter would prefer not be in an
> oppressed minority. Being in one and pretending you're not isn't "strong".
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