- Jun 18, 2004
- retired computer geek
@CraigK ... thanks for your response.
Per a quick google search ... Trolls are people who leave intentionally provocative or offensive messages on the internet in order to get attention, cause trouble or upset someone.
Based on the above, the label troll is determined by the reader of the message. While it may not be your intent to appear troll-like, asking Black People on a Black Forum to show you where Trump has ever been racist, because you cannot see it, has the potential to easily be considered an attempt to get attention, cause trouble, or upset someone.
I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, but that does not change the fact that the commentary is troll-like.
Given that "troll" is determined by the reader of the message, it behooves the messenger to be mindful of where they are when posting their commentary so they do not appear troll like (if that is not their intent). Basically, common courtesies must be given by those that share, I suppose.
Black people are very familiar with racism and can easily point it out, wherever and whenever it rears its ugly head. We live it. We are subject to it, and generally, the perpetrators are white.
You're not the first white person that has said ... "I don't see racism (there)." ... and it is actually offensive to me, that you see no racism in Trump, all the while talking of racism as it relates to racism against white people (in a Black forum). Yeah, that's quite troll-like behavior.
Much in the same way that you do not see your own troll-like behavior, you may also not see racism in Trump. People see what they want to see. I'm reminded of a phrase :
"There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know".
White people are good for acting as if they see no racism, none occurred, in this situation or that. It happens probably every day. Your blindness in this capacity is not new or unique.
While you and others may be blind, we are not. We have no patience with showing white people the low down dirty racist behaviors they put upon us, as if white people are not already aware of what they do. This is lunacy and foolishness at best, in my humble opinion.