Eppur si Muove: on “Discrimination against Whites”

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Featured Image: Graffitti painted on a Confederate monument, Augusta, Georgia, 2009

An NPR poll released on October 24, 2017 found that a majority of Whites say discrimination against them exists in America today. This has, predictably, led to much crowing about “fragility,” “lost privilege” and “victim complexes.” A closer look at the poll — and at American history — reveals a far more nuanced story.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary racism first appeared in print in 1902, when Richard Henry Pratt said:

Segregating any class or race of people apart from the rest of the people kills the progress of the segregated people or makes their growth very slow. Association of races and classes is necessary to destroy racism and classism.

Pratt rejected the idea that races or ethnicities were inferior: instead he believed the problem lay in culture.  As he explained in an 1892 speech:

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2 comments

  1. Sockpuppet2012 · 24 Days Ago

    Richard Henry Pratt said:

    “Segregating ANY class or race of people apart from the rest of the people kills the progress of the segregated people or makes their growth very slow”

    Absolute, unmitigated BULLCRAP!

    Segregating White people from black “people” doesn’t kill their progress ….. it stimulates it.
    It doesn’t “make their growth very slow” ….. it catapults it.

    The only ones who are negatively affected by segregation are parasites.

    This is pure propaganda ….. no one can be that stupid!

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    • vikinglifeblog · 24 Days Ago

      You are absolutely right! Something you can see very clearly in what used to be an ethnic harmonious country, like Denmark.

      Liked by 1 person

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