I would put this in the happy thread but the content is definitely CE. From a current DU thread at: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026733226
Here's the OP:
What needs to happen to heal DU's unnecessary "social issues vs. economic issues" divide?
I'm pretty sure almost all of us actually agree that social and economic issues are equally important, and that, whatever things we may have said to each other, we're all on the good side on both sets of issues.
How do we put to rest this notion that there's some sort of competition between the need to fight racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, ethnic/religious bigotry, ableism, and other group oppression issues, on the one hand, and the need to fight corporate control of life?
How does the distrust get healed and the shouting match get brought to an end?
We need dialog...and I don't know how to create it.
This is meant to be a healing/unity thread...having started it, I'm not going to post in it any more, so please don't direct your responses to me as an individual, but to the greater need to put this dispute to rest and bring us all together on the basic spectrum of issues...whichever candidate we might support, whichever priorities each of us might have, whatever particular life and group experiences each of us have lived.
Let those who can teach do so.
And the answer?
White people, often men, need to start listening harder
Assuming that the remedies to income inequality will "trickle-down" from the solutions that would help white people is not historically accurate.