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  •  Oh no, no, no (0+ / 0-)
    I certainly do not think you're accusing me of being a racist here. Such an accusation is a serious thing and I suspect that you are too wise to insinuate it.
    I'd certainly never, ever accuse you of racism.  As you say, such an accusation is a terribly serious thing.  Indeed, as we know, accusing someone of being a racist is a far, far, far worse crime than actual racism itself.  

    And no, of course there was no genuine issue of race here.  Just as I'm sure there was no genuine issue of race in the killings of any of these young black men.  These things just happen, you know?  

    Anyway, thanks so much for the reminder that we live in a post-racial society.  It's so refreshing!

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 09:54:19 PM PDT

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    •  Straw man alert (0+ / 0-)

      Just because I don't see any serious issues of race in the substance of this case does not imply that I don't think race could be an issue in other cases.

      I don't paint with a broad brush most of the time; I go case by case. It is entirely possible for America to be "post racial" in general and still have a racist incident, just like it is possible for America to be extremely racist in general and yet for this incident not to have a significant race component despite the races of those involved.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 04:10:48 AM PDT

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