How do you defend your global assertion that "no one ever stops “Jewish Pride”?
Furthermore, what does that have to do with the discussion-given that “Jewish Pride” seems to have a different result? Despite historic marginalization-Jews have enjoyed amazing minority success despite many countries and religions OVERTLY waging one level or another war against them. Comparing the “recent” black experience in one country that spent an awful blood capital to fight racism to the global genocide from antiquity of the Jews is false.
Seems a more relevant question would be is why “Black Pride” (despite your false implication that it is “always stopped” when it in fact is celebrated-nationally, officially, intentionally, even by us melanin deficient persons) seemingly ineffective?
I sense if the goal is “pride” then hope is tragically myopic.
We’ve all been promised eye salve.
Pray for it. Don’t poke out my eyes.
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Unfortunately, the issues of race may never stop being a subject driven by emotional narratives, and some scope of identity that people can’t help but to take personally when it comes to arguments and criticism.
The idea is to channel the conversation and attention towards the problems that oppressed minorities struggle through. But the methods inevitably result in double standards that tend to re-enforce stereotypes or reactions that don’t achieve the desirable results.
If one could seriously imply that unless one is a black minority then one couldn’t possibly understand the nuances associated with racism, then the flip side of that argument would imply that unless one is of white majority, then one can’t viably understand or comment on nuances of white privilege.
So, eventually, instead of some reconciliation, compromise, and understanding… it ends up being another round of “two can play that game”.