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  •  yes - it is a form of backsliding (8+ / 0-)

    since we have allowed it to happen.  

    Many of us have been "in the civil rights movement" for a long time - but we need to expand the borders of just how we see ourselves in today's situation.

    It has not been automatic for may African-Americans or white progressives for that matter to champion immigration issues.

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 08:08:39 AM PST

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    •  typo sorry "many" n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 08:14:58 AM PST

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    •  Having little or no effect is not the same ... (3+ / 0-)

      as backsliding.

      I'm a "white progressive", who grew up in a racial and ethnically mixed neighborhood of Chicago in the 40's-60's, were we all looked and talked a little different but got along well with each other.

      Over the years, a series of jobs had me going from the D.C. area to California and then to Arkansas, where I love the weather & fishing and have been here since the 80's.

      The most striking difference about Arkansas and anywhere else I have lived was having to culturally turn back all my clocks fifty years.  And, that's were they remain to this day.

      *Austerity is the opposite of Prosperity*

      by josmndsn on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 08:30:51 AM PST

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