“Race-Splaining:” A Definition

Posted: July 10, 2016 in Contemporary Commentary

“Race-Splaining” (definition)

The act of a cable news-reader, politician, liberal or conservative activist, who says we need an open dialogue on race — and then in a self-confident and condescending manner makes broad statements and conclusions based on stereotypes of blacks and whites that reinforce previously held positions and biases and fans the flames of bias through inflammatory questions and statements.

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  1. John D. McCown says:

    Well stated! Should be in Webtster’s.

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  2. Robert, you are once again well spoken. When I was 6 years old (1963) my parents took me to hear Dr. Martin Luther King speak at the Freedom March in Washington DC. We lived in DC and my parents were very active in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, spending many weekends participating in peaceful Civil Rights Disobedience Marches. I went to elementary, junior and senior high school in DC, where after busing began I, as a white kid, became a minority. I have never understood or grasped all this white hatred and fear towards African Americans. And I truly believe most of the those who now dislike President Obama do so only because of his skin color. Why do we make such an issue over skin color? I served 30 years in the US military where what counts is who you are, how well you look out for your Battle Buddies, and how well you get the mission done successfully. I am so saddened by our civilian society, where white society uses skin color as a way to judge people, instead of treating people based on the character of their sole and heart. Truly sad.

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  3. ftmercer says:

    GROWING UP MANY YEARS AGO WE HAD SUCH JOY WITH FRIENDS. WHO LOOKED AT COLOR? WE ALL ATE SAME FOODS, LAUGHED AT SAME SAYINGS, WALKING HAND AND HAND SAYING SOMETHING SILLY AND LIFE WAS PRECIOUS AND FREE OF FEAR. IF EVERYONE WOULD LOOK UP TO OUR LORD==IF==
    GOD BLESS OUR AMERICA

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