Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?

Gary Strand (
14 Apr 1995 17:32:07 GMT

[Extending the running race analogy further]

Hey, didja notice that it isn't *one* race, it's a bunch of races, stretch-
ing back into time? That today's runner A (white guy) isn't the same runner
A from yesterday, or 10 years ago, or a century ago? That today's A didn't
put any debris into the lanes of the other runners? That some of the debris
in those other lanes is there from the actions of runners *in* those lanes,
not just that bad ol' A? That spreading debris into all lanes isn't fair to
*any* runner?

That the whole race analogy is really stupid because it's not a zero-sum

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