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"Colour-blindness" or "Colour-consciousness"...

Postby tsukoui » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:03 pm

Two articles addressing the problems of "Colour-blindness", one about France, the other about Cuba:

http://awareofawareness.com/2015/05/07/the-french-approach-to-anti-racism-pretty-words-and-magical-thinking/

http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=99205

The problems are not the same, Cuba does not suffer from "magical thinking" in the same way that France does, having carried out a re-distributive Revolution. Thus Cuba is much more advanced in solving the "racial" problem than France, whose own Revolution did not address France's colonial relations, even if it did inspire members of the French colonies to make their own Revolutions such as in Haiti. However, both articles reveal the problem of "colour-blindness" as essentially upholding Eurocentricism and marginalizing those who do not share that history. Personally, I think that neither "Colour-blindness" nor "Colour-consciousness" hold the key, but that out of this dialectic, a synthesis will emerge that finally does away with "racism" (note: not prejudice, but "racism" as was invented by the West Europeans) and we can all rejoice. I invite all Cypriots to consider this dialectic, how we position ourselves relative to it, and what lessons we can learn for our own "ethnic" problems, e.g. the embrace of European culture and the rejection of Middle Eastern.
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Re: "Colour-blindness" or "Colour-consciousness"...

Postby kurupetos » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:54 pm

Racism is bad, but niggers are worse.
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Re: "Colour-blindness" or "Colour-consciousness"...

Postby tsukoui » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:42 am

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