Statements

In this post, I’d ask you as the reader to compare the various statements or phrases in each chunk of text and consider what you feel about each statement or phrase, and if you feel differently about different statements in each chunk, consider what makes you feel differently about them. (In case anyone is wondering about intentions, I’m aiming to evoke finding for oneself what the fundamental ideas by which one judges the world are, and the fundamental principles by which one decides what is okay and what is not okay. There are definitely statements here I don’t even have a personal opinion about, but for which others might, as well as ones I’d imagine most people do not have an opinion about but for which I do.)

“This student organization is dedicated to the advancement of Africa.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the advancement of African Americans.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the advancement of Native Americans.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the advancement of women.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the advancement of men.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the advancement of Whites.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the advancement of White males.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of Korean culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of Russian culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of Armenian culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of Italian culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of Nigerian culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of Arab culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of European culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of Asian culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of Latin American culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of American culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of White culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of White male culture.”
“This student organization is dedicated to the celebration of Martian culture.”

“We are this campus’s male a capella group.”
“We are this campus’s White a capella group.”
“We are this campus’s Christian a capella group.”

“This is a female-only dorm.”
“This is a Whites-only dorm.”
“This is a vegetarians-only dorm.”
“This is a cat-free dorm.”
“This is an Amish-only dorm.”
“This is a Scientologist-only dorm.”

“Campus Crusade for Christ”
“Campus Crusade for Whites”
“Campus Crusade for Obama”

“Washington Redskins”
“Washington Chinks”
“Washington Niggers”
“Washington Twinks”

“Driver in Accident”
“White Driver in Accident”
“Asian Driver in Accident”
“Male Driver in Accident”
“Female Driver in Accident”
“Female Asian Driver in Accident”

“Today is a great day to hunt deer.”
“Today is a great day to hunt cats.”

“We are a group dedicated to aiding minorities.”
“We are a group dedicated to aiding people who are not White.”

“This is the Association of Biology Majors.”
“This is the Association of Non-Biology Majors.”
“This is the Association of Biology Majors, but non-biology majors are welcome.”
“This is the Association of Non-Biology Majors, but biology majors are welcome.”

“Come join us to watch videos of cats doing silly things.”
“Come join us to watch videos of Black people doing silly things.”

“You are the best.”
“Everyone else is worse than you.”

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