always remember that "it wasn't considered racist at the time" is mostly a lie people tell to smooth over their own racism
there were always, ALWAYS people who thought it was racist at the time, but those voices weren't heard, and if they were heard, they weren't recorded, and if they were recorded, they weren't reported, and if they were reported, they weren't archived, all by the same people who now tell the lie
@meena I remember when they'd use "snowflake" to mean "person who feels a need to be unique even though we're all the same," but at some point it became "person whose feelings are easily hurt, like melting snow," and I'm not sure when. Maybe when news anchors and politicians started saying it?
(To which I say, who cares, we can still be an avalanche.)
@Alexis a few years ago i was at a company get-together and somehow i got talking with a couple of my coworkers about our grandparents. at some point i mentioned how ridiculously racist my grandma was and one co-worker said "yea, that was the time though" and I LAUNCHED into exactly this lol, i think he actively avoided me after that 🤷
@balrogboogie it /was/ the time, but the time when mainstream white consensus was "racism is fine, actually," not the time when "this wasn't racist."
none of that was (or is) set in stone, choices were (and are) made every day to perpetuate that cycle
@Alexis yep, and as long as there has been racism there have been anti-racists, as long as there was slavery there were abolitionists, etc. "it was the time" is not, and never has been, a good excuse
@Alexis@beepboop.one oh! I sort of almost have a connection to this movie! When i was a kid we came back from vacation to be informed a movie had filmed some scenes right in the neighborhood. When i watch this I get to go, "I shopped there! Hey! That's where I waited for the school bus!"
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