Monday, November 03, 2008
There Is No Oppression Olympics
I’m a little sick of this nouveau trendy slogan of ‘oppression Olympics'.
Stating facts about a minority group’s issues, struggles and being oppressed is simply that, stating facts about those problems and issues. It is not as some people derisively put it, engaging in a competition to pit one ethnic group's issues against another ethnic group's issues.
The 'oppression Olympics' moniker is as disrespectful and disingenuous as the 'race card' one.
Explain how in Hades you can solve the issues that divide us along racial lines if you don't know what they are, tiptoe around identifying them and refuse to discuss solutions to those problems?