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    So the resentment here is actually that the President ever got a college education in the first place.

    I think the common thread btw what I was perceiving and what you were perceiving is resentment of a black man's access to mainstream power, particularly power associated with language (the imagined youthful Obama talks Z. out of his watch, etc; he writes about it to get into college).  This access to mainstream power and upward mobility through language is defined as theft, the taking of Z's wallet and watch, because Obama, unlike Trayvon, is the cleverer version of the young black man--the one who can bamboozle the white man out of his property. And of course mainstream power and the things you get through upward mobility are part of that property.

    I could pull it apart further but I don't want to spend any more of my energy thinking about Ben Stein.

    Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 11:53:57 AM PDT

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