Showing posts with label Jonathan Gies. Show all posts
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"I will never understand why so many conservative Whites spend so much time and emotional energy doing everything they can to avoid understanding the lives realities of other people. Instead of deflecting, changing the subject, using strawmen, throwing red herrings, distorting words, and doing just about everything possible to avoid listening to what other people are trying to say, I don't know what's so difficult about dropping the defensive posture and just learning to empathize. The irony is that it's you guys who personalize everything---rarely if ever is anybody trying to make you feel "guilty" or trying to somehow "blame" you for something." - Jonathan Gies

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"I will never understand why so many conservative Whites spend so much time and emotional energy doing everything they can to avoid understanding the lives realities of other people.
Instead of deflecting, changing the subject, using strawmen, throwing red herrings, distorting words, and doing just about everything possible to avoid listening to what other people are trying to say, I don't know what's so difficult about dropping the defensive posture and just learning to empathize. The irony is that it's you guys who personalize everything---rarely if ever is anybody trying to make you feel "guilty" or trying to somehow "blame" you for something." - Jonathan Gies
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