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  •  perhaps it is easier to believe that (0+ / 0-)

    he is unaware, rather than trying to understand a somewhat creative approach to the problem (creative in that this country DOES NOT TALK ABOUT POVERTY--so discussion of it is, in fact, novel)

    I wonder why you choose to pigeonhole this person, rather than trying to understand what he has to say.

    Your lens is incredibly narrow, is quite self-serving, and lenses this narrow contribute to the perpetuation of both the racism and the classism problem.

    You ask people to spend time looking at themselves, and looking at the world.  That is a good thing to do. I would encourage you to follow your own admirable advice.

    •  I think that it is entirely reasonable (2+ / 0-)
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      bruh1, politicalceci

      to draw inferences about a person's attitudes from the arguments that they consistently make. The complete refusal to listen to any other point of view but his own demonstrates a restricted attitude. It is not a refusal to listen on my part.  

    •  Let add my perspective to Richard's point (3+ / 0-)
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      costello7, politicalceci, amsterdam

      Dealing with a specific issue sometimes requires deciding even if someone is good one area, it doesn't mean they are good for other areas.

      The fact is this diary is about structural racism. Look  at my diaries, and you will see , that I am not adverse to discuss economic issues. Neither is Richard.

      The issue here is that, in the context of this diary, talking about class has the effect of appearing to change the subject. There is a time and place for all types of argument, but one has to try to figure out what that time and place is rather than shoehorn the discussion in that direction.

      We all have been guilty of what he is doing, but I really do what to focus on structural racism here. So, to continue to change the subject to economic issues does evidence a closed mind.

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