On anti-prejudice intolerance
Ironically, there is a lack of acceptance of certain kinds of prejudice. Why? Why the prejudice against THOSE forms of prejudice? If people are threatened by a particular form of prejudice, that could be a sign that they are holding on to an idea that causes them anxiety (to feel threatened).
Am I intolerant of people I call hateful? If so, that could be something to explore. Do I hate people that I call intolerant? How convenient, right?
“I am better than those intolerant people who think they are better than others FOR THE WRONG REASONS.” – something I probably said a few hundred times with sincere arrogance
Do I (like as an employer) treat someone different who has a green card than someone who does not? If so, then privilege and prejudice go together.
When the Northern states (the Union) freed the slaves in the South, what about the slaves in the union states that had slaves (Delaware, Maryland, etc)? They were not freed until THREE YEARS later. That should give a bit of context to any claim that the “invasion” of the south by the north was about freeing slaves.
Tags: intolerance, prejudice