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  •  do you want to know what's really weird ? (1+ / 0-)
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    Crashing Vor

    duke's largest geographical source of donations to his last presidential campaign didn't come from mississippi or alabama or ... it came from the east bay in northern california.  i think of that fact every time i drive through hayward and san leandro at night.

    Vote GOP in 2012; let's prove the Mayans right!

    by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 12:57:07 AM PDT

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    •  How far east, though? (2+ / 0-)
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      Crashing Vor, esquimaux

      I think less Hayward and more Concord and Antioch myself: People who are both near enough AND far enough away from really integrated areas to be completely terrified. My experience is that those who live next door to minorities don't hate nearly as much as those who live a town or two over. They don't have much experience with minorities to have insight, but they're close enough to feel vulnerable.

      And who knows what the folks in lily white places like Orinda support?

      Interesting though. A fascinating disturbing tidbit...

      © grover


      "Overflow zone. So much thinking going on." -- Meteor Blades, August 2, 2004.

      by grover on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 01:37:08 AM PDT

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      •  i'm not sure ... (2+ / 0-)
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        Crashing Vor, esquimaux

        i remember when i heard it at the time, i connected it to those corridor communities as well as dublin, pleasanton, concord, etc.  

        you make a good point: close enough to feel vulnerable, but isolated enough so prejudices remain unchallenged.  

        i live in palo alto and was shocked when looking at the SPLC hate map - around 2 decades ago, to find out there was a neo nazi skin head group in redwood city...yikes!!!

        Vote GOP in 2012; let's prove the Mayans right!

        by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 02:04:21 AM PDT

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