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  •  That line (5+ / 0-)
    "I wish I could hire you, but... well... you're too white. Don't quote me on that though."
    I believe has caused so much racial animus and yet, is probably untrue. This is the problem that working class whites and blacks have: the willingness of the white elites to play the races against each other. Because the black guy that they interviewed right before you was told
    "We don't think you will make a good fit here."
    Both people leave angry, disappointed and resenting the other race for not getting the job when it was the boss's choice all along.
     

    "I feel like I'm still waiting to meet my true self. I'm assuming it's gonna be in a dark alley and there's gonna be a fight." ---Rachel Maddow

    by never forget 2000 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 11:22:27 AM PDT

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