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The Race Issue: Is it going too far? Has Disney hopped on the train now too?

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1 hour ago, Hawkwing said:

I agree. Forcing change will be met with opposition, while letting it be gradual means there will be troubles in the meantime. I don't really know a way to comment on combating subconscious thoughts without repeating what you said, so lets just say you took the words out of my mouth.

Having that said, awareness of your internal biases is... what's necessary for us all to move on from systemic issues in general.

You can combat subconscious thoughts by conscious bias training of some sort... the issue is to force it on people in positions of power though, not on regular people. I think ultimately regular people will gradually come around, people in positions of power are where we need to target our efforts.

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The "moderates" need to realize that they are being played by the nutters, basically, and deplatform them utterly. Some folks are quick to realize the folly of their ways, and some take their time. 

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I’ve been following this topic for a bit and have used the arguments to look at how I viewed some of the prevalent issues in the Netherlands concerning the character of Black Pete in the Sinterklaas tradition. So thanks for the insights you provided and allowing me to reflect on some of my own perceptions, as well as gainibg some more understanding of the opposing party’s perspective. 

 

However, as I was reading the topic, one thing that stood out to me was that people mentioned the fact that people that benefit from the status quo do so by actively ignoring the situations at hand. By being/staying uninformed or actively looking the other way and pretendibg to be blind. So as I was reading I was getting increasingly frustrated at the fact that the OP was given insightful information to learn and grow and gain greater understanding. And suddenly she’s nowhere to be found in the topic. Whilst still being active on the forum elsewhere.

Having such a blatant example of actively avoiding the situation proves the points of the people presenting their arguments in the topic.

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