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  •  I used to believe that. (11+ / 0-)

    But since President Obama was elected, I've seen racism in people that I never thought (not in a million years) were racist.

    This cancer lies deep within the bones of America, and you don't know its there until it appears and is extremely harmful.   It will take generations and generations to be exorcised (I just mixed metaphors, didn't I? That's how much this upsets me.)

    I guess, given that we're only one FULL generation removed from the two Voting Rights Acts, progress is pretty quick from a historical perspective.

    But humans don't live in history. They live in society, and society isn't changing fast enough for me.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 01:20:47 PM PDT

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    •  I still believe it (3+ / 0-)
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      Yes, there are still plenty of loudmouths out there and blowers of dog whistles, but they're a dying breed.  People are more accepting of diversity than they were.  Obama wouldn't have been elected without them.

      Progress is being made.  Yes, it's slower than you or I want, but we're moving forwards at last.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 02:56:16 PM PDT

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      •  A little OT, but I finished reading (0+ / 0-)

        Douglas Brinkley's biography of Rosa Parks about a week or so ago.

        When Brinkley was outlining the extraordinary efforts Parks had to undertake to get registered to vote (it took her several years), it sounded incredibly familiar. It sounded like PA or OH this year.

        I guess we'll find out, on election day 2012, if we've taken three steps forward or eight steps backward.

        The recent court decisions across the country on Voter ID laws leave me cautiously hopeful.  But as I read, 2012 didn't seem so far removed from 1955.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 04:09:55 PM PDT

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        •  BTW, I highly recommend Brinkley's book (0+ / 0-)

          if you're looking for something excellent to read: interesting AND educational. It's available at Audible if you like books on tape cd digital-sound-whatever -it's-called-these-days.

          :)

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 04:12:19 PM PDT

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