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  •  Apparently the Pulitizer has low standards. (5+ / 0-)

    Kathleen Parker is apparently an excellent study in how the racist mind works.

    Let's look at this winning statement:

    “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

    In so saying, he essentially gave permission for all to identify themselves by race with the victim or the accused. How sad, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the march Martin Luther King Jr. led on Washington, that even the president resorts to judging not by the content of one’s character but by the color of his skin — the antithesis of the great dream King articulated.  

    In her ignorant brain, to identify with a group is to decide to judge all groups based on what group you belong to. Note to racially biased Parker:
    Identifying with a group does not compel anyone to judge anything.

    Let's say that I choose to identify myself with other Agnostics, since that is how I believe.  I am not in any way now obligated to start judging others on their religious beliefs. However, in the mind of Parker, once one identifies with a group, the obvious next step is to start judging other groups.  

    By her logic, if a Spanish man says...

    If I had a son, he'd probably look like Julio Iglesias!
    ...that really means that he judges everyone by race! Also, the implication is, if you do not look Spanish, this Spaniard thinks you are inferior, but why stop there?

    If a married couple, both of whom are teachers, says...

    If we had kids, they would probably be good teachers like us.
    ...this means they judge everyone by their abilities....they are not Racists but instead are Ability-ists!  It goes to follow, by Parker Logic, that they must think that anyone who cannot teach must be inferior!

    The distorted logic train wreck continues to pile up!  My G-d, what a complete ignoramus Kathleen Parker is.  Can Pulitzer ask for its prize back?

    The GOP: Fearing things that have never existed while ignoring things that have always existed, i.e. gun registration/starvation.

    by StevenJoseph on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 03:19:33 PM PDT

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