Yeah, I understand that, but as was pointed out to me in a discussion about social justice and race, it is unfair to say to the people who are underprivileged to use more of their limited resources to carefully construct a palatable discussion rather than expecting our privileged selves to use a smaller amount of resources which we have more of, to analyze and understand what is being said. At this point if I see, for example, posts about “all white people” I check myself against it. Sometimes what is being said will apply to me and I’ll attempt to take it on board, otherwise it takes minimal mental effort to understand that the post is still a representation of the person’s experience of the majority of white people and represents an important statement about the imbalances in our society.


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