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  •  Not really. (3+ / 0-)
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    There are different flavors of racist behavior.

    Among liberals it tends to be very different than it is among conservatives.

    Among us, racism tends to be passive-aggressive. Among conservatives, it tends to be more open and direct.

    I think the distinction is instructive.

    "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

    by raptavio on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 03:16:21 PM PDT

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    •  I don't think so (1+ / 0-)
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      Among us, racism tends to be passive-aggressive. Among conservatives, it tends to be more open and direct.
      I think that's an over simplification of something that's actually a very complex human behaviour...the way people regard and interact with those of other races. I believe your comment here paints with too broad of a brush, and is based on stereotypes of how racism in liberals and conservatives is manifested. The correlation between political leanings, and races is not so direct, IMO.

      And in any event, if we're to take what you say here at face value, than I'd submit that the "passive-agressive" racism of liberals you describe would be much more insidious, and dangerous, than the so-called "direct" racism you associate with conservatives. Though again, I think think this is an over simplification.

      Dammit Jim, I'm a lawyer, not a grammarian. So sue me.

      by Pi Li on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 04:52:45 PM PDT

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      •  It's definitely an oversimplication (1+ / 0-)
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        but there's definitely a correlation there, whether you deny it or not.

        And yes, it is more insidious in many respects.

        "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

        by raptavio on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 07:55:15 PM PDT

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