My thoughts about this week’s readings are not particularly clear. My initial gut reaction to each article was disbelief and disgust about the racism and the acceptance of and belief in poor scholarship. These ideas have strong followings and footholds. Swaying opinions or changing minds about them does not seem likely to occur. Thankfully, there are people who catch what is happening and call attention to it. Even then, it didn’t seem as if there were too many willing to step forward and apologize or take steps to right the wrongs. Lots of excuses. I’ve kept going back to think about words from the “They Have Blood on Their Hands” post and responses. Chauncey DeVega wrote back to someone called Thrasher agreeing about questioning how much valuable energy we expend on racists , “or should we fight our fight on different terrain?”

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