The fact that you percieve some sort of oppression olympics is confusing to me.
The people who discuss it here do so only in response to posts about it.
Any time I see reference to it outside of here, its just in relation to very specific instances and articles focusing on particular things.
Where are you seeing this other behaviour?
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, mostly. Honestly, where I live, political discussion is not sophisticated enough to even get near these topics. If you support marriage equality, you're as Liberal as a person can be, as far as most Dakotans care to categorize such things. Anything beyond that is just not on people's radar. When you bring it up, eyes start to roll.
But even if it's just on the Internet, that's bad enough, don't you think? Trump's movement was born on the Internet, and largely in response to these "Liberalism 2.0" style memes. If we hadn't given them the ammo, maybe we would be seeing populism break to the Left instead of to the Right.
Conversation I overheard in my office last week
"Im not racist, but if I was fighting with a blavk person I would use their race as an insult."
People thought that was fine.
I do not live in some liberal bubble where this stuff is all accepted.
If your perception from the internet is that there is such a tendancy as you allude, then I cant really argue with that. I dont know your search history.
I would say that I dont get that impression at all. I mentioned earlier how I thought I was starting to see such a pattern but it turned out to be my own bias.
Not to say you are wrong, I just dont take the existence of such a tendancy as any sort of given and if it were real, I would wonder what the harm of that really was when put along side minority groups finally finding their voices to express things that seem to have been bothering them for a while.