What is the practical *politics *of anti-racism?
On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 10:59 PM, Miles Jackson <cqmv at pdx.edu> wrote:
> On 08/19/2011 12:49 PM, SA wrote:
>> On 8/19/2011 3:37 PM, Eric Beck wrote:
>> You seem to think the relevant lens to view these things through is
>>> Coburn's intent or personal philosophy. Other people are trying to measure
>>> the effects of his policies, not his thinking.
>> No - this thread was about intent and personal philosophy from the
>> beginning. It wasn't me who made it about that. More to the point, do a
>> Google search for this Coburn quote, which is the latest outrage du jour.
>> The commentary is all about Coburn's intent and personal philosophy. If you
>> want to discuss the effects of Coburn's policies, we can, but it would be a
>> pretty boring conversation since we'd agree about everything.
> In any meaningful discussion about racism, "intent and personal philosophy"
> are irrelevant. The impact of the policies is the criterion for racism. If
> a social policy reinforces existing patterns of racial inequality, it's