Of course, that was addressed to me. But there is the ever recurring theme amongst those who view themselves outside of either the MAINSTREAM of Black Thought on this board or generally in this country about granting "respect" and civility to Black opinions that are essentially on the margins or otherwise viewed, by the complaints themselves, as not "acceptable".quote:Your arrogant, hostile, bitter, elitist, condescending attitude has apparently shielded YOU from any sense of the true definition of the word respect. I doubt you are capable of showing such a thing as respect to anyone who dares to show a differing view point than the one you're clearly set your heart upon. That's fine, but don't think for a second that it gives your opinion any greater weight. -- APHTERTHOUGHT
My question is:
Is the call for Civility and "respecting" a diversity of views in the Black Community really motivated out of a desire to be VALIDATED?
It seems as if "they" want what Debra Dickerson proposed for such enigmatics like Clarence Thomas: A SAFE SPACE for their views. A special reserved and protected [SAFE] SPACE where somehow those enigmatic, marginal, pheripheral views get some automatical EQUAL STATUS to the prevailing and historically grounded (and proven) ones -- despite their limits or deficiencies.