I'm Surprised

I've been thinking about the things that "are racist" not because they are, but because someone decides they are offended by them. There's a flag, there's compliments mistaken for "micro-aggression," cultural appropriation, clubs that exclude "them", wanting to join "their" clubs & sooo much more.

 

Today I drove past a VA State Trooper & I realized that our troopers are ALL in racist cars & on racist motorcycles. They are painted Blue & Grey, the same color as the Army of Northern Virginia's uniforms. I am surprised I have yet to hear this argument, I wonder how long it'll be before I hear it from someone else.

 

Micro agression is the one that gets me the most out of all the claims of racism. I have been told I'm articulate, I didn't think they were surprised because of my sex or skin color, "articulate" is simply a fading skill & those who appreciate it are inclined to be thankful when someone is. People tend to remark on exceptional attributes & they are not making a snarky statement about every other person of any color when they compliment you. "You're not bad for a white boy." If I had a dollar for everytime I'd heard that, I'd have enough of them to buy me a nice if not luxurious car... maybe some rims too. ;)

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Comments (12)

  1. Munkyman

    Q, you are welcome to SPAM this thread. Nothing you write will be deleted. Ignored certainly, but not deleted.

    April 11, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      April 11, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        LMAO!!!

        April 11, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          April 12, 2017
          1. Munkyman

            not bad.

            April 12, 2017
            1. wirelessguru1

              United Airlines now offers both red-eye and black-eye flights.

              April 12, 2017
            2. wirelessguru1

              April 21, 2017
            3. Munkyman

              Now there’s an idea that might just work.

              April 21, 2017
  2. nico44l

    Surprised Monkeys!

    April 11, 2017
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    2. Munkyman

      Yes, I am surprised I happened on a new source of angst for those who are professionally aggrieved, before they found it themselves. I expect to see my State Troopers in pink & grey cammo by next Spring. & they need new hats too, their hats are too hostile.

      April 11, 2017
  3. stevehayes13

    Mother Jones editor, Clara Jeffery, says that tomahawk missiles are racist. She says the name is offensive to native Americans; although it is not clear that she bothered to ask any native Americans.

    April 13, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      Now that’s the spirit of the game, thank you.

      April 13, 2017