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(NewsBusters)   Chris Matthews apologizes for actions of "all white people" to his black guests, still no word on diabetic leg tingle sufferers   ( newsbusters.org) divider line
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766 clicks; posted to Politics » on 25 Jul 2013 at 10:39 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-07-25 11:15:03 AM  
3 votes:
Silly old man.

As for myself, maybe I have a fine mind and a good heart. Maybe I don't. I like to think I do, but that's for others to judge.

I believe everyone's due a certain base level of respect and good manners upon first meeting, so I give everyone that. I try to speak and act with the knowledge that I don't *know* anyone else's history and experiences, because one thing I *do* know is that if I whitemansplain to someone that the world works a certain way when they probably know for a fact that the world most certainly works some other way, I'll rightly be judged an arrogant idiot. I don't worry about making faux pas, if they have good hearts and fine minds they'll a.) let it slide and b.) I'll probably learn something interesting and I'll know enough not to make it again.

This strategy seems to work pretty well.

I've assumed for the last few decades that if I go around apologizing for all my fellow white people all the time, people will judge me to be a patronizing twit. The only white person I can really represent is myself.
2013-07-25 10:41:22 AM  
3 votes:
Newsbusters and Chris Matthews.. that's a double Nope! thread.
2013-07-26 11:06:29 AM  
2 votes:
I wonder why white people do this? I've seen other white folks in one forum or another issue a blanket apology for white people and it's always weird.

Mainly because, I don't want a blanket apology from white people. What I would like is not to get followed in a store. Or to not have my credit card checked with my ID when the five white people in front of me didn't have theirs checked.

I would like to walk out the door and have my neighbors speak to me and maybe even sit on my porch like they do with each other instead of regarding us with suspicion after 16 years of living here. At least they speak now. Even crazy militia guy will wave so I guess that's progress. Mainly because when his wife died my mother made a point of going to the memorial service and taking them chicken (we laughed about that).

I would like white women to stop touching my hair. I would like to listen to country music without getting stared at. I would like to go to a country music concert without worrying about being lynched or hurt. Or even a Fark party for that matter.

I would like for Fark to be less racist. But sometimes I'm glad it's not because so many white people here are really good folks and the ones who are dicks...they teach me what I'm up against when I go out into the world. This site has gone a long way to understanding how white people think and who I can trust and who I can't.

I gotta get this day started. I'm going to go out into the world and be happy today. Fark helps with that too.
2013-07-25 02:04:38 PM  
2 votes:

Facetious_Speciest: Who approved Matthews as spokesperson?

I assumed it was the same people who told you all that Sharpton and Jackson speak for all black people.
2013-07-25 10:48:27 AM  
2 votes:
STFU Matthews.
2013-07-25 10:47:07 AM  
2 votes:
You see, black people, this is how white people are organized.  We collectively make decisions because each of us is responsible for the actions and decisions for all of us.

I can't tell you how many times I have asked "how come the black people don't say anything when a black guy beats up a white guy?"  You need to collectively formulate a response.  I am expecting an apology in triplicate, signed and dated by the blacks.  I expect the same thing from all of the Muslims for what happened in Boston.

In addition, a weekly march titled "We Suck.  Sorry" should be conducted.  You've marched 10,000 times for Trayvon.  How about a march for that time a black guy shot a white guy?

I believe the problem is one of organization.  I suggest you hold more meetings to get your members aware of the tasks they need to accomplish.  You at least need better processes.  White people are certified ISO 9000.
2013-07-25 11:28:47 AM  
1 vote:
White guilt is one of the favorite hobbies of the liberal.
2013-07-25 11:01:39 AM  
1 vote:
The funny parts is that "NewsBusters" and its parent "Media Research Center" would be collectively slamming brown people (especially Muslims, since they're all brown, right?) for not condemning some single act by some deranged Muslim somewhere. They're only upset when the logic they use towards others is somehow adopted by Whites.
2013-07-25 10:51:21 AM  
1 vote:
Man, that thrill up the leg joke never gets old. Especially when you ignore what Matthews said about Bush and about Fred Thompson.

Now do the one about 57 states!
2013-07-25 10:44:16 AM  
1 vote:
To be fair, Matthews IS pretty much the whitest person on MSNBC.
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