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  •  Hell, the "missing white woman" (2+ / 0-)
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    Ian Reifowitz, SoCalSal

    syndrome has always bugged me tremendously and, yes, I'm a white woman :) When a story appears discussing a victim of a violent crime who isn't white, the racist sneers that appear in the comments following the story make me want to run for brain bleach. Some of the people who leave these comments might have trouble getting laid, or they don't get out much, at all. You'd think.

    A disturbing number of people out there regard Thomas Jefferson's relationship with 14-year-old slave Sally Hemings as "mutual." No. When one person is technically a captive of the other, a sexual relationship isn't consensual. I'm butting heads with people on this all the time, and expect to continue to do so.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:32:11 AM PST

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