Everyone is most certainly not on board! Look at the other response to my post, where the poster searched for seemingly any reason to discount racial disparities by comparing them to disparities in height and attractiveness.
I read it, and I don’t interpret what he said as a discounting of racial disparities. I believe Matthew’s POINT was that disparities come in many flavors and some of them cannot be rectified. That’s simply a statement of fact.
I see that kind of attitude at least as often as I see people who are aware of the issues and want to do something about it, and 90% of the “woke” ones aren’t willing to actually make any sacrifices like paying higher taxes to fix things.
Well, there are a lot of reasons why people don’t want higher taxes, esp. at the federal level, not the least of which is that very little of the additional money would go to solve the problem you wish to solve. Probably not best to interpret the desire for a low-tax state as indicative of a lack of desire to fix social problems.
That’s partly a consequence of the age of colorblindness. It’s socially unacceptable for a white person to acknowledge that race exists, which thankfully cuts way down on the outright hate speech, but it also prevents discussion that leads to understanding. Very few people are overt racists, but there are a lot of “Sixth Sense” racists who don’t know they’re racist.
Yea, that’s pretty much what I just said. :-)
The Trump candicacy and presidency has shown us how many white people have been quietly against social justice this whole time, and it’s going to be a long, hard slog to get to a majority of voters that actually want real change.
I disagree; the election showed you nothing about “white people being against social justice”.
What those “white people” did was remind the Dems that there is no greater “social justice” priority than the economic well-being of its own citizens. Clearly something they forget, as they parroted statistics about the economic “recovery” which simply didn’t occur outside of Washington DC and a few select urban areas.