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  •  Nope (1+ / 0-)
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    Tonedevil

    I apologize for thinking you had dropped and left. I do understand how life can get in the way.

    But I absolutely reject your "colorblind" remarks. This was all about race. Trayvon would not have even been followed if he had been white. The juror clearly profiled Trayvon as well. The lawyers on both sides talked in very obvious dog whistle language. Just because you choose to not see race, which is a privilege by the way, does not mean it is absent.

    Plus, do not even think I and others don't recognize how you are implying that only white people (like you) are objective in this case, but people of color are not because of "raw emotions." That is a very old trick. As a white woman, I have personally experienced it many times from men who try and accuse me of being "emotional."

    And if you truly cared that people were hurting over this, you wouldn't have used the title you did. You deliberately bated people who are hurting. That is very low of you.

    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 Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 05:28:27 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, for God's sake (1+ / 0-)
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      Neuroptimalian

      It must be nice to personally believe that your take on people's intentions and inference is always right.

      As far as referring to raw emotions, there are people of ALL CREEDS AND COLORS feeling raw emotions about this case. How dare you assume that my statement is cloaked language. You know nothing about me but assume you do.

      I sense more racism in your post than you will ever find on my four years of posts - but, you know what? There's no talking to someone who is so convinced that every utterance from someone who isn't exactly like you MUST be littered with racism and disrespect.

      Hate to tell you - I grew up in a very mixed neighborhood. Went to temple university, another very diverse school. Spent most of my life in diverse company with diverse friends and family whom I love - so much so that your suggestion about my intentions are insulting.

      Something tells me, however, that you will continue to feel  that you are right no matter what. This is not an issue of race. It's an issue of an egotistic personality.

      "It doesn't matter whether you win or lose. It's how you ladle the gravy." - Felix Ungar

      by Verbalpaintball on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 06:10:32 PM PDT

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