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  •  I am at a loss to comprehend a comment that seems (13+ / 0-)

    to me to give credence to the worst, most profoundly racist phantasms of white Southern fantasy. Harboring an expectation in this day and age of black vengeance is horrible and outrageous. The historical record, notwithstanding the exceptional uprisings you mention, does not support that belief in any way.

    The balance of terror exerted both historically and into the recent present is tipped very, very far toward the side of white perpetrators acting out against black victims. (I usually prefer language that doesn't minimize agency, but in most cases of white violence against black people, the black targets did absolutely nothing to deserve their treatment. And I don't want to suggest either that ANY behavior would have ever merited lynching. Ever. Any.)

    Somehow I think your new white southern contacts have sold you a bill of goods. I am sorry to read that it is something you were willing to buy.

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    by peregrine kate on Sun May 26, 2013 at 08:25:46 PM PDT

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    •  You said it far better than I. (3+ / 0-)
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      Thank you, pk.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Onomastic on Sun May 26, 2013 at 08:29:53 PM PDT

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    •  I am explaining to you (0+ / 0-)

      the wellsprings of the behaviors that you abhor and decry.  You seem to think that they have sprung up ex nihilo.  But there is history behind them, and whether you like it or not -- I don't particularly LIKE it either -- this is what you have to deal with, where it comes from, and why it persists.  This is where George Zimmerman is coming from.  This is why fat middle-aged white men shoot innocent black teenagers and honestly (from their point of view) claim that they are defending themselves against dangerous criminals.  If all you want to do is feel superior, go for it.  But if you want to solve a problem, then you need to understand it.

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