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  1. To answer the OP: Two reasons: 1. It's a tough issue to openly discuss since public discussions usually revolve around the media piling on someone for saying something "not correct", and more importantly: 2. Guilt. Original Sin is alive and well and the collectivists have made this the secular version of it.
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  2. Why is it so hard to talk to white people about racism? First, I object to the premise of the question. There is no such monolithic thing called "white people". Second, when discussing racism one encounters the shibboleth of white privilege. In this way one is side-tracked down a dead-end of nothingness and avoids issues of real substance. Third, those who object to the meaninglessness are ridiculed and side-lined. unreality prevails.
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  3. Let's get specific. I'm white. In what way am I benefiting from injustices done to persons of color?
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  4. The relation of "privilege" to rights is essential. The collectivist are always arguing that one mans "privilege" is a warrant for another mans "right" to something as a result. The Lee Hunsacker mentality of entitlement to the unearned is the AS concretization of this. His anger at Midas Mulligan is the result of this mentality. In the "Brothers Keeper" section of AS James Taggart expresses the sentiment "the privilege of strength" in another gives him the "right of weakness". The pride in the unearned of racism is usually coupled to the message of unearned guilt of "privilege" (social or
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  5. There is beauty. Beauty in reality, and beauty in art. If you are familiar with Rand's views on esthetics you will understand that art has a purpose and a value to man, and what that purpose is. Irrationality as such, which is something completely distinguishable from art, fiction, and imagination, is not beautiful. There is a world of difference between celebrating life by engaging in imagination, fiction, contemplating a flower or a seascape etc. and abandoning life by choosing to live in a drugged stupor, an induced euphoria, or a blind ignorant false existence. Beauty lifts one
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