Legislation doesn’t change mindsets, only policies expression. Giving gays legal rights doesn’t dissolve away homophobia. In America we believe that once legislation appears that addresses a social ill; everything changes. Seemingly over night we move closer to the exploitative utopia of our dreams where those suffering are never accorded their rightful status as human beings.
When I was traveling through the South I feel in love with the Racism there. It’s blatant it’s overt. I love that, because in NYC in Boston in many other places racism is covert. Many people will admit to the existence of racism but there are no racists to be found. Outside the south invisible spectres commit acts of racism. Racism here is inclusive of Asian, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs etc.
Policing words isn’t going to change; it only exacerbates the situation. There are some things that are better kept in the light, you leave things in the shadows to long and it starts to creep up in unexpected places.
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Many times with couples someone grows tired of hearing some complaint. They outwardly agree to whatever condition will make the talking stop. They move through the motions for a while then its back to business as usual with some modifications to make it seem as if they have listened or changed.
As a nation we emphatically don’t want to talk about anything that will tear us away from our simulacra of life. It’s much easier to buy into and swallow the propaganda. It’s not just for racism, it goes for sexism, homophobia, misogyny, misandry, ageism etc. We push for legislation so we do not have to continue hearing about them and we can continue on with our lives.
Whaddya think ?