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  •  it is encompassing in that it affected and (0+ / 0-)

    continues to affect us.  I watch other oppressed groups make progress today, (women vs abortion, gays and DOMA) and watch my people enter a new period of Reconstruction.  I am so tired of the incessant and persistent hatred and dehumanization, and the denial of basic rights and protections under the law.  We had many black elected officials during Reconstruction, including one black governor, and went on to lose all of that ground for almost one hundred years, because of the resurgence and reinstitutionalization of white supremacy.   But too often on this site  I am reminded about how glib some are about racism, and how easily it is dismissed, just as it is on other "less progressive" sites.  

    "Fear is the Mind Killer"--Frank Herbert

    by vmm918 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 10:15:54 AM PDT

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    •  I don't know how old you are, and I agree that (0+ / 0-)

      you should not tolerate denial of basic rights, but things have changed a lot since I was boy, 50 years ago.

      The big oozing sores now look to be things like incarceration and children growing up in a kind of poverty that does all it can to lock them into lives of despair.

      Which is not the same as saying other concerns have gone away.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 10:22:08 AM PDT

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