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Text: Paper books can’t replace the smell of stone tablets. And really, isn’t that all that matters? Fuck content. It’s not like I read to be enlightened.
Yes, usually, as in not always, as in you’re racist because you read these moving stories about heinous tragedies and you don’t care or relate because the narrator is black and therefore too dissimilar to you for you to think their story holds any value to anybody but Oprah book club members ( whom you assume are all black)
as a filler because i got my basic english credits out of the way in high school. i am going to have to read a lot of african american literature. i am in no way racist. and i think that writing about what defines you as a person and being in touch with your roots are great things. but to be…
Classic “I’m not a racist, but…”
Actually, not “wanting to read about” the experiences of other human beings, particularly when those experiences of oppression have helped to create the grotesque amount of privilege you and your other “white middle-class kids” experience, is pretty much a standard manifestation of racism. Yep.
i think a more accurate term would be “apathy,” at best, or maybe you would prefer “close-minded.” either way, racism is defined as “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others. ” so if i had said that i did not want to read about other cultures because i beleive that mine is better and all others are irrelevant then i suppose that would be more along the lines of racist, or at least ignorant. but i do not feel that way. however, you are more than entitled to your own opinion. :)