Originally Posted by BeckyBird
Wow, your racist comments are inappropriate. Yes, they are racist:
I wonder what you think of other races, since you seem to feel that breeding influences behavior.
You are quick to point your finger, which is understandable. I dont really expect for people to understand what i'm saying since, on the surface, it does look very offensive. I didnt make up the statistic that upper class white people are the largest group to not vax. I was simply extrapolating a possible reason why that is the case. I would have done that if it were asian people, black people, women, men, working class, whatever the statistic happened to be. Thus, i have nothing against any particular group of people. If there is a group that does more or less of a particular thing, like vaxing, i will wonder what it is about that group that makes the statistic what it is. This is not racism, this is analytical work. I take from what i've seen, read and experienced to create my opinions. In the case of upper class white people, do you really believe there is no common thread that is fueling their reasons behind not vaxing? Do you truly believe they are all individuals with their own minds and no commonalities? In every group there are similarities, there are habits and conditioning that can be found amongst that group. Whether its a race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, whatever the group, there are common bonds. I personally dont feel it serves anyone to try to act like they are not apart of any groups in favor of just wanting to be seen as an individual. This limits our understanding of where we've come from, who we're connected to, how we're connected, and what advantages or disadvantages we are predisposed to because of the connections you have. I dont think its good to assume you know everything about a particular group and then discriminate them because of it, that serves no purpose other than to segregate. But if you look at a particular group and seek to understand them while also not assuming each individual is exactly that way, you can help yourself and the groups you're connected to or interact with by being aware of certain tendencies/habits/traditions. So, in the case of white upper class people what is the common thread(s)? Some might say they are more educated so they feel better able to do research and come up with their conclusions. There is nothing wrong with thinking that, it is a perfectly reasonable assessment. But, it can also be seen as racist since you are generalizing about a particular class/race. Very few people would have an issue with it, though, because it doesnt sound offensive. My statement about white upper class people being raised to feel superior to other classes and races doesnt sit as well as the statement about education. No one wants to look at a common thread that doesnt look at a group favorably. We want to label it as "racist" and "offensive" and not give it a second thought. If you want to do that then go ahead, i wont be surprised. But i am simply pointing out a common thread that i have seen time and time again. I am not lying nor making it seem more prevalent than it is. It is not something i can really prove, at least not in this thread, but i included it to make people think, if they so choose. When we really take a look at common threads that maybe we dont want to admit in public, but we see them, they are there, it makes us more aware and better able to relate and also understand where our own decisions are coming from if we are apart of that group.