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View Diary: The USA Is Not a Police State, IMO (299 comments)

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  •  Just as it's great for white, straight, non-leftis (5+ / 0-)

    men today.  It's arguable 1955 wasn't better even for that group than 2011 is.  For the other groups, 2011 is clearly better than 1955 was.

    •  Does not make his point any less important. (2+ / 0-)
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      However, as a net for the majority of peoplein the society it was the best we have experienced  in this country.

      Lots of groups still face huge obstacles in our society.

      One can find exceptions, but that does not overshadow the important point made by New Minas.  

      •  White men do NOT make up the majority of the (0+ / 0-)

        country.  Hell, white men don't even make up the majority of white people in the country.
        So the idea that one is going to measure the "net for the majority" based on how great it was for white men, a minority population, while the rest of the population suffered, is WRONG.

        Hell, over 30% of folks in the South could not even VOTE in 1955.  Come on, now.

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