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  •  Much truth and a great last sentence. I might (4+ / 0-)

    just have to sig it!  My soapbox issue is about the whitening of America in the middle of the 20th Century.  Not by more whites coming to the country, necessarily, but by more being defined as white.

    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.--MLK, Jr.

    by conlakappa on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 01:37:51 PM PDT

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    •  19th century...Irish and Italians had to become (0+ / 0-)

      white Americans. By the mid-20th, they were keeping black and Hispanic workers out of their unions. The myth of whiteness...that if you are white you are more like the wealthy than like the other workers, and if you are not white you can still partake of white privilege by doing as the wealthy dictate, and the basic lie of the myth...that white is better.

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