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  •  The Democratic Party has a lot of historic racism (4+ / 0-)

    The Democratic Party has been responsible for a lot of historical racism, and was more opposed to the interests of people of color than the Republicans were until... 1948 or so? Something like that. About the same time period you point to with regards to anti-PoC behavior among unions.

    Yet PoCs are still more likely to vote for Democratic party candidates, regardless of the candidate's ethnicity, than they are to vote for Republican party candidates.

    Basically everyone in this world - people of color included - make decisions about what people have done for them lately.

    I think your comment is pretty overblown. If people of color are less likely to support unions, teacher's unions, etc (you didn't provide any citations and I'm not prepared to take that at face value), then I suspect it has far more to do with the fact that they don't see unions doing anything for them lately, as individual Americans, and very little to do with issues of historic racism.

    I think Occam's Razor makes your thesis hard to support.

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    by efraker on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 10:50:26 AM PDT

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    •  I bet Jews didn't think they had anything in com- (5+ / 0-)

      mon with some of the other groups that were targeted by Hitler but they soon learned that targeted groups need to stick together.

      I get a little upset when we play divisive games about whose on the Republican target list. We are all on it! Some of us just haven't figured  that out yet. Does it matter that the Democratic Party was once racist? It used to but not any more.

      We need a collaborative approach to dealing with the
      number one problem we have  today. Even if they don't realize it, women, blacks, minorities, unions, non-union workers and students are all walking around with a big target on their backs that says,"We are the 99%". I strongly suggest everyone go over to Democracy for America and order a bumper stickers that says , "We are the 99%". Be willing to be identified. Stand up and show some unity.

      When it all comes down to it, it is very ego-centric to worry at a time like this when we are under siege whether unions are deserve of our support or not.

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