When we lift the covers from our feelings
We expose our insecure spots
Trust is just as rare as devotion
Forgive us our cynical thoughts
If we need too much attention
Not content with being cool
We must throw ourselves wide open
And start acting like a fool
PA is common in people who repress their feelings, lack confidence, or are subordinate. Unfortunately, that means it’s prevalent in women and gay men, especially those attracted to older big more dominate men. GYO I’m talking to you.
Whoopi is black and her understanding of race is from a black woman’s perspective. So Jews appear to be white to her. But are they?
* Race was created by society the same way money was created. It only exists because you believe it.
* Understanding that it was created and shaped in to the current meaning, means its understanding has evolved and is changing.because it’s interpreted by everyone and doesn’t have clear verifiable and testable conclusions means everyone one will have a different perspective of it. It will influence your world.
When settlers came to the US they brought white europeans to be their servants. They were looked down upon and considered a low class of people often British people. As black and brown people were stolen from other countries they were sold and put in to slavery in the US a class system formed based on the darkness of skin tone. The darker the skin the lower the class. That bigoted belief still perpetuates in some circles today. That is where our American understanding of race originates.
Everyone has a different view of the world based on their experience with race and life. Whoopi had a very black verse white experience which would shape how she saw Jews as white in 1940. So how are Jewish people often appearing white, not the white race?
First of all white is not a race, it is the absence of race, the absence of culture, the absence of meaning or origin, it is closely aligned with American/European colonialism, war, genocide, conquest and capitalism. Jews are often depicted as having a pail skin pigment but in reality they come from varying parts of the world with varying skin tones.
As we said black/white racism is very American perspective of race, but the jewish people have 3000 year history of racism that doesn’t revolve around America in 1492. Race is not real, racism is. The jewish people are very concerned about the curation and drift of historical beliefs including holocaust deniers which are a huge group and still growing. So when someone says WWII wasn’t about race you can bet you are going to upset a large group of people who are the direct descendants of people who died in mass at the hands of a racist fascist regime. That’s concerning to say the least. So Whoopi needs to understand race isn’t always black/white.
Race is created and not scientific so your view can’t be proven imperially wrong or right. BTW what we just talked about is Critical Race Theory. The belief that racism is completely intertwined in our social fabric. while race doesn’t actually exist, racism does and it’s pervasive and we don’t even realize it.