Scott Hardie | September 9, 2019
I didn't know where else to share this.

In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso a few weeks ago, professor Eddie Glaude made impassioned comments that until we dismantle the myth of white innocence in America, bloodshed will continue.

I agree completely. I don't know if anyone else here would. But it's such a strong statement that I felt compelled to share it.

Any comments pro, con, or otherwise are welcome.

Samir Mehta | September 9, 2019
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Scott Hardie | September 14, 2019
I think the myth of white innocence is an important thing to consider and challenge, but yes, it's closely related to the bigger myth of American innocence.

People in power don't like to be challenged. How many CEOs and heads of state tolerate people telling them that they're factually or morally wrong? Before long, they become surrounded by sycophants. In America, we the people have the power, politically and economically. And we don't tolerate anyone telling us that we're wrong. The attitude of "if you don't love America, you can leave it" permits so much wrongdoing.


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