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What Color is Your Racism?

'Good luck with your theory white dude!!'

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I’ve been blocked a few times. This time’s easily the most bizarre.

I guess it began when I tweeted a thought based on the seemingly universal need for closure as a multiplier in the reaction to Zimmerman’s acquittal.

https://twitter.com/ChasFlemming/status/356401723075596289

Somebody I don’t know and have never followed took exception to it.

https://twitter.com/DebdebWilder/status/356402473314959360

I thought she misunderstood what I meant, so I offered a clarification…

https://twitter.com/ChasFlemming/status/356402799497592833

…which, I guess, was a mistake.

https://twitter.com/DebdebWilder/status/356413072581214212

Wow. What was that about?

After she blocked me, she evidently wasn’t finished.

https://twitter.com/DebdebWilder/status/356413312805765120

She was reacting to another of my tweets linking to a hugely thoughtful post by Ta-Nehisi Coates—a widely-admired African-American editor and writer.

https://twitter.com/ChasFlemming/status/356406975568953345

Just in case she hung around to see how I reacted, I thought I’d clarify things a bit.

https://twitter.com/ChasFlemming/status/356415682382020610

By this time I’m really wondering what you have to do not to be labeled a racist by this nice lady.

I guess not be anybody but her.

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