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  •  Can we please stop (2+ / 0-)
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    Will Smith, wesmorgan1

    With the blanket statements about "white America"?  A large part of dailykos are part of white America too and i don't see a lot of people having the attitudes you describe.  Thanks.

    Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

    by Mindful Nature on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:08:57 AM PDT

    •  But I will add (2+ / 0-)
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      Will Smith, DSPS owl

      This is a very cool diary overall.  The role of media in particular in changing attitudes and associations is critical.  The stories we tells ourselves shapes our perceptions powerfully and those perceptions change how we treat people.   People love to mock political correctness but that and the post modernism it comes from had one thing right: language shapes attitudes.  

      A seemingly little remarked upon note.  The first black President that a lot of people saw on TV wasn't Barack Obama, it was David Palmer.  I think also that we see progress in the roles played by Will Smith, Denzell Washington, and Halle Berry marked for me a period of change when black actors started playing a full range.  To me this means that Americans younger than me have had a much richer media environment that those older (I'm in my mid forties).  I watche this change happen.  I think some writers and casting directors maybe deserve a little more credit for their subversiveness.  I have know idea who they are though.

      Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

      by Mindful Nature on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:34:21 AM PDT

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