not a victim wrote:
Uber white hobbyjogger wrote:
^This. Lots of triggered white conservative snowflakes posting on this thread. You guys are seriously thin-skinned if this story offended you. If you have to resort to “what if this story was about x,y, or z minority group” then you are displaying the same “victim mentality” the right often accuses minority groups of displaying.
When someone says "but X is far from perfect," whatever follows is implied to be a bad thing.
"...but my neighborhood is far from perfect. Many of the old brownstones have been replaced by modern steel and glass high rises." When you read this, do you assume that I do not like modern steel and glass high rises and that I prefer the older housing stock, or do you assume that I am just making a neutral statement about changes in local architecture?
No, I don't think that I am a victim. I do not subscribe the mindset that one has to be a victim to have an opinion. I will feel perfectly free to think the author is a moron despite my own lack of victim status.
What the other poster meant: you (or others like you) play the victim even though you don't have nothing materially to complain about. Like upper-middle class people in my town complaining about $300 car tab increase when their homes have appreciated $300K. It's not about having an opinion but rather equating your grievance with someone whose second-class treatment by society actually has cause for grievance.
Of course, X (the running scene) is far from perfect when it's overwhelmingly white. I can't imagine anyone rationally disputing that - and have yet to hear anyone here do so.