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By networking with fellow DRUUMM members nationwide...worldwide too. We have members in Canada too
Tim Fromla commented on a link
I enjoy the fact that people say: I AM COLORBLIND. Uh, when I work with my DRUUMM (Diverse & Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries) within my Unitarian Universalist denomination, I see: blacks, Asians, Hispanic, native Americans, Hispanic and yes white folks. How in the Hell am I colorblind? Post racial? Lets see,:
Hate crimes against Muslims only escalating 10 years after 9/11
Pasadena Police: Most juvenile arrests initiated by residents, not officers
More Disclosures About Stop-and-Frisk
Are we TRULY colorblind? Are we truly post racial when both civilians and law enforcement are oppressing minorities because...well, because they are minorities? Many may say: well I'm not a racist. But what are you doing to prevent this? Nothing? It's not your problem?
To quote Fr Niemoller: and change it a bit
First they came for the blacks, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not black
Then they came for the Hispanic, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not Hispanic.
Then they came for the people of color, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a person of color.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
Then another sore point is the title: minority. In California, the white are the minority, because the Hispanics are the majority. Well, the terminology "minority" is NOT about population but political representation and speaking about population:
Black: Black or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a) 13.1%
Hispanic: Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012 (b) 16.9%
White folks: White alone, percent, 2012 (a) 77.9%
Like I said, the terminology minority is not population, but according to the census, we are a "minority" population wise and both population and politically, whites are the majority...so much for being post-racial.
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