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  •  Some of us are still here (3+ / 0-)
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    Lawrence, scribe, Oh Mary Oh

    but quite a few have left - going wayyyy back to Fabooj, and kid oakland ...but that won't stop some of us who are still here - and not leaving from expressing an opinion on this cartoon (which invokes racist imagery) from saying something about it.

    The postures, facial expressions and inferences are all there - and no they don't apply the same way if it is about white caricatures - hence a white person eating watermelon or Bush as a chimp are not racist.

    It has nothing to do with what Obama "said", it's about what this cartoonist drew.

    He's done it before which is why I rarely look at his work.

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    by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 05:36:58 PM PDT

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    •  ok, but would it surprise you that there are... (3+ / 0-)
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      LaEscapee, Cartoon Messiah, PhilJD

      POC here that do not see the cartoon the same way?

      and there are quite a few black posters still here; many comment all over the place regularly. Lawrence said that almost all blacks had jumped ship. that's not true whatsoever. and many folks who did jump ship were many colors as well.

      what Lawrence said is trying to denigrate the entire site. i don't like seeing that kind of slurring without some kind of backing, and it's clear there is not backing other than say so.

      i for one am glad that i see plenty of POC that are still here at Dkos.

      "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." ~George Orwell "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

      by poligirl on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 06:14:25 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly (3+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade, poligirl, PhilJD
      quite a few have left
      Whole lot different than getting run off wouldn't you say?

      We all make choices in life it generally works out better when neither we or others blame our choices on others.

      There are no sacred cows.

      by LaEscapee on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 06:24:29 PM PDT

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    •  I appreciate that you're holding out, Denise. (2+ / 0-)
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      Oh Mary Oh, Denise Oliver Velez

      What happened to Kid Oakland?

      I wish we had more black voices here, but I also can understand why many got frustrated with not just seeing this kind of stuff on a progressive blog, but then also seeing so many people rush in to defend racial stereotyping.

      Hopefully DailyKos will become a blog that better represents the wonderful diversity of the Democratic party more again.  I love hearing a diversity in voices and I'm thankful that there still are lots of Native American voices here.

      Anyway, please don't go anywhere.  Your voice is important here.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 07:08:59 PM PDT

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