We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Blacks feel that they're not accorded full dignity as citizens, and whites are withholding it from them.
If blacks want dignity as a race (individually works the same way but has no political obstacle), then they have to do something as a race for whites. Say take up a collection for poor whites.
There's no other way to do it. Dignity comes from doing something for somebody else. Dignity as a race comes from doing something for another race. Dignity works backwards from the way it seems it should, but there it is.
White liberals have been taking their dignity for years out of helping poor blacks. White conservatives mostly differ in realizing that's counterproductive.
``So do not believe the monster when he says he's mostrous because people treat him as monstrous. He is monstrous because he lets becoming human wait upon how others treat him.''