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  •  Well yes (9+ / 0-)

    Seems so blindingly obvious, but always bears repeated, since obviously people don't get it.

    In this day and age it almost seems uncontroversial, because now conservatives are pretty unapologetic about being racist, deliberately ignorant, superstition-driven, anti-Enlightmentment to the point that if you call them out, there is a collective yawn and a "yeah?  So what?"  It's like it isn't a big deal for many people anymore.  That's what shocks me .  Maybe I have too rosy colored glasses that there was ever a  time when there weren't a lot of unapologetic types in this country.

    I am curious what the take is on the endless accusations of being unAmerican that have been levelled against white liberals for decades.  Two different rhetorical moves that just happen to line up in how they are voiced I think.

    still, good to see you've been reading Chauncey and have learned a thing or two!  ;)

    Courtesy Kos. Trying to call on the better angels of our nature.

    by Mindful Nature on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 08:19:15 AM PDT

    •  It has always seemed to me that the election of (0+ / 0-)

      Barack Obama somehow gave permission for the racists to crawl out from under their rocks. In the couple of decades leading up to 2008 I'd heard and seen less overt racism from people overall. It had become unacceptable to voice such thoughts out loud.  And then, in 2008, the floodgates were opened.

      Seeing it all strung together in this one gem of a post just hammers home the point.

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