[Noisebridge-discuss] Red asked to leave.

jim jim at well.com
Fri Jun 21 23:36:30 UTC 2013


(applause!) 


On Wed, 2013-06-19 at 10:43 -0700, Elizabeth Hubbard wrote:
> I am going to address this now, albeit tired of this conversation.
> Some dude has a racist tattoo, and my husband goes to say something to
> him.  First, he talks to an intelligent guy whose already talked to
> the man, though, and a person who is pretty much the opposite of a
> bigot.  This guy says that the man is not a white supremacist and was
> forced to get those tattooes.  My husband takes him at face value,
> because they’re both good people with no reason to lie.
> 
>  
> 
> Then, this group-think-tank says, “Oh, no, that guy has to go,” and my
> husband, who was raised by a very nice old black guy that used to be
> in the Marines, took up for him because he had been forced to get
> those tattooes, which were now just an unfortunate part of his
> appearance.  And so the group think tank calls my husband a racist,
> which is laughable, but kind of the same as calling a person an
> asshole.  I didn’t marry an asshole, a racist, or a sexist, and any
> insinuations otherwise is likely a case of regionalism, which is like
> racism, but, as you’ve probably guessed by now, against people from
> differing regions. Is it scary to see such a smart person from such a
> stereotypically dumb part of the world?  I wouldn’t know; I’m also a
> great deal smarter than I’d let on, and from the same part of the
> world.
> 
>  
> 
> We are not proud of our southern heritage.  We grew up in a racist
> part of the world, but you would have to be an idiot to be a racist
> where we are from, because white people are in the minority there.
> (Granted, there are some idiots there; we just don’t fall into that
> demographic.) We’re not idiots and we are not racists, so maybe the
> ignorami suggesting it could just shut the fuck up and go read some
> books past Dr. Seuss.  And stop throwing homeless people out; it’s
> tacky.  It’s like holding up a sign that says, “I’m a bad person who
> doesn’t give a shit that you have no roof over your head.”  Or holding
> up a sign that says, “I’m racist against poor people.”  Or, “I’m a
> classist fucktard, and if I had lived during the French Revolution,
> somebody would have beheaded me by now.”
> 
>  
> 
> And for the record, there are many forms of racism, and, as a mixed
> person who looks white, I got to see a whole spectrum of it, and I
> wouldn't have married my husband is he was foolish enough to be a part
> of that.
> 
> 
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