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  •  and Zimmerman's family and friends are saying (1+ / 0-)
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    he isn't racist because he's Hispanic... like that means that Hispanics can't be racists too.  Whatever.  

     I heard this morning on the radio that one of the Hispanic national groups said the same thing....they said that one minority can't be a racist against another minority....they are both minorities.    What??? WTH??

    •  Hogwash (2+ / 0-)
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      GoGoGoEverton, PavePusher

      And it's been known as hogwash for years.  

      To quote Tom Lehrer:

      "Oh, the white folks
      Hate the black folks,
      And the black folks
      Hate the white folks.
      All of my folks hate
      All of your folks...
      And everybody hates the Jews..."

      Racism is seen in our country as a white phenomenon:  white folks against Black, Latino, Asian, Jewish, Muslim... what have you.  But that does not mean that racism doesn't exist between Jews and Muslims, Black and Jews, Asians and Caucasians, Latinos and Blacks, etc.  I've had to deal with it in my own family, and we are minorities, too.  Painful -- you'd think we'd try to better, but that's not always the case.

      This Hispanic group would be much better off facing up to the fact that there are people in their ethnic group also that are looking for someone to feel bigger than, and blame their problems on.  

      Bullies have no ethnicity.

      "There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do." — Terry Pratchett (A Hat Full of Sky)

      by stormicats on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 10:37:29 AM PDT

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