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  •  I've been noting that (3+ / 0-)
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    the bulk of the racist stuff I hear comes out of the mouths of young white men (and I live in the South).  That is, men who are decidedly younger than I am.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 12:41:00 PM PDT

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    •  I hear it from all types (1+ / 0-)
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      The main things they have in common is they're stupid, angry and clueless.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 12:52:23 PM PDT

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      •  I hear it most from young, white men (0+ / 0-)

        men in the 18-40 bracket.  It could well be that these are the only people with the complete lack of self-awareness willing enough to say such things aloud in front of strangers.

        Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

        by a gilas girl on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 06:49:12 PM PDT

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        •  I hear it a lot from established immigrants (0+ / 0-)

          who tend to be more conservative because they've worked hard to get to and make it in the US and still feel insecure about their success and resent what they perceive to be others getting a free ride or special treatment.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 07:32:50 PM PDT

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