Scotties Toy Box

The Many Things In My Toy Box ….my view may change due to verifiable evidence

5 thoughts on “How many even in this young century?

  1. Nan says:

    And yet … there are those (like Becky) who simply cannot accept the fact that racism is VERY real and VERY deadly.

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Nan. You have to ask why she is so resistant to the idea? Is it because she also holds some ingrained racist views? I wanted to address her head on your blog, but I know how you feel about that so I made the general comment I made. I had hoped it would made a dent in her views but I guess not. Anyone who can not see the systematic racism in our country doesn’t want to. They are like science deniers, religious people who claim evolution is a myth. Remember that woman who came to my blog a few years ago and argued the same thing up and down and then had that melt down? Begged me to stop commenting on my own blog. For a short while she moved over to Ark’s blog but seems to have disappeared. So what do you think is the real deal with Becky? Hugs


      1. Nan says:

        Primarily she’s religious. And if that doesn’t answer questions about her outlook on things, I don’t know what else will. 😉

        Personally, I have always tried to look at both sides of an issue. Naturally my own life experiences color how I see things, but nevertheless, I do try to understand where the other person is coming from. This is one of the reasons I can’t be as harsh about Christians as, say, Ark. I’ve been there, done that so I do understand (although don’t agree) with their outlook.

        As far as racial issues go, I think a LOT of it has to do with our nation’s history … plus the fact that the bigots of today were raised by the bigots of yesterday. But really, it goes much, much deeper than that and, unfortunately, I doubt it will ever go away.

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        1. Scottie says:

          Hello Nan. Religious? I wonder if she is Mormon? They were a very racist religion and most still are while denying it. There are others I have heard of but not sure if it was official doctrine or not.

          I can understand looking at the evidence a person brings to the table, but there often is not two true sides. Something is or is not. In this case there is systemic racism, it is clear in through our history to today as you say. The data proves it, the videos prove it, the black deaths prove it. Unless you are a white person living in a white area with white privilege who watches only right wing news you it is clear it exists. Hugs


          1. Nan says:

            She is not Mormon. I believe she’s said she was brought up Episcopalian. She is, in many ways, liberal in her thinking. But no believer EVER gets away from the core teachings of the faith which, as we all know, is against normal thinking/living.

            Oh I would NEVER deny that there is systemic racism — which is why I said it goes much deeper than what we’re seeing today. It actually originated in individuals many centuries back … in fact, I would venture to say from the very beginning of humankind. For whatever reason, some people seem to think they are superior to others. I think we’re just more aware of it in today’s world because of the proliferation of the news media and expansion of electronic devices.

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