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  •  Don't put words in my mouth (3+ / 0-)
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    When did I ever say that Schatz should be disqualified because he's white? I think he's qualified and would make a great senator, even if I prefer Hanabusa, who is likewise eminently qualified.

    As an Asian American progressive, I find it incredibly disconcerting how progressives run away from or shut down discussions on race like it's the plague. Discussions on race should be done rationally and calmly, but such issues should be tackled head-on. If we dance or tiptoe around race, how does that make us any different from conservatives on this matter?

    22, D, CA-12 (old CA-08).

    by kurykh on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 05:28:14 PM PST

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    •  I don't have a problem with discussions about (4+ / 0-)


      I'm just trying to make you aware of the fact that he and his family strongly reflect the diversity that is so common in Hawai'i.

      Now we have a female and male Dem Senator from Hawai'i.  One has an Asian background, the other has a German-Jewish background.  Both seem to be good people who will do a good job both for the people of Hawai'i and for Americans in general.

      I doubt that the good people of Hawai'i will have a problem with that.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 05:44:21 PM PST

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