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The point of my sister's dance teacher was that there are women of color who do identify primarily as such.  And that is their own business, not yours or mine.

I agree. But when they then become political separatists or segregationists, it becomes an issue for the wider community.

On a related note, the other day I watched the beginning of the Channel 4 documentary on the Nazi twins and when the voiceover mentioned White Nationalism I found myself wondering why I found Black Nationalism less offensive.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 at 08:05:14 AM EST
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Well, typically, (as in anti-trust law with near-monopolies) we ascribe different rules to hegemonic majorities compared to the minorities living with them.

I don't know that I'd defend that principle in general, but there is something to it in some cases I suspect.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 at 01:27:07 PM EST
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gee, could it be because one is a resistance movement and one is an established and hegemonic supremacy?

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Tue Jul 24th, 2007 at 08:13:31 PM EST
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