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From Gaslighting to "Ethnic Cleansing": Small Town America

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Message Dr. Lenore Daniels

Yes, I've always had a lot of trouble with people who are in favor of some kind of pure culture because when people start talking about purity, very often people start dying. Ethnic cleansing was an attempt at purity. Nazism was an attempt as racial purity. The advocates of purity seem to be quite will to rub out large numbers of people.

Salman Rushdie, Why Is This Happening

Any acknowledgment of African American existence must first go through whites in control of the neoliberal narrative and who, in turn, provide the model "ideal" African Americans for other whites to accept as authentic, legitimate, human.

I'm thinking of Jordan Peele's Get Out where whites were created ideal African Americanan ideal gardener, an ideal housekeeper, an ideal companion. Why bother waiting for policies and the political apparatus to bring about the "ideal" race relation scenario in America.

Be proactive!

Gregory and Travis McMichael, father and son, were proactive in sustaining the day-to-day privileges of being white in America.

Any attempt on the part of people of color in the US to expose the narrative of white supremacy, let alone its practice, is to experience how white Americans practice a tactic of excusing, defending, or justifying white behavior toward blacks, Indigenous, and Latinx populations.

If that individual being called out is flawed, then maybe I am too, and then maybe most whites are too, and then maybe there is some truth to these blacks, for example, always complaining about racism. Racism!

And that can't be admitted in our society! I can't be the one to admit this and stand out for ridicule! One's self and loved one's can't be implicated in the messiness of racism. So there's no flaw in this one individual or this one organization.

Perhaps you misunderstood!

Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Americans are always misunderstanding white people. Misunderstanding what is actually happening around them. Misunderstanding what's happening to them.

How inferior are these people!

And to think they think they are free to be human beings!

Jogging!

Walking with candy or cell phonesopenly!

Whistling to white women!

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Activist, writer, American Modern Literature, Cultural Theory, PhD.

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