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  •  I believe she's suggesting (0+ / 0-)

    dismantling or de-powering racist institutions by gaining support from those who don't understand the need to focus on racial issues but would be more open to doing so in the name of other things to which they ascribe.  So if you want to fight against the systematic imprisonment of black males, get the RW (or even LW) budget maniacs on your side by appealing to their unwillingness to pay for imprisoning people, rather than their sense of racial injustice.

    It's a tactical suggestion aimed at a institutional racism, not at altering notions of bigotry and privilege.

    •  Problem with this is... (0+ / 0-)

      ...Those RW budget maniacs are very much into imprisoning people of color. There's a reason most of the privatized prisons are in heavily conservative areas with mostly white people. It's part of the conservative DNA. "Law & Order." You can't dismantle that without talking about race.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 08:39:20 PM PDT

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