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  •  You're Right On (2+ / 0-)
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    geomoo, mint julep

    You're not detracting. You're making great points and spurring the type of analysis I like.

    I don't use the word nigger either, so I agree with you on that front. But you're right, white liberals like that one who accosted de Blasio a few weeks back, who claimed she was a big time liberal but didn't want de Blasio to end stop and frisk in Manhattan.

    And I agree we are all in for a rude awakening. The elites at the top have a game plan. Like Chrystia Freeland wrote about: http://www.amazon.com/...

    •  Stop and Frist: not just for blacks anymore (0+ / 0-)

      That was my comment on hearing of the detaining of GG's partner Miranda.  As Rev. Wright says, the chickens are coming home to roost  We whites are not doing anybody any favors to oppose these things--we are looking out for our own best interests.  And that's what needs to be understood about white "privilege".  It is not something to feel guilty about--that's just more superior bs.  It's that the so-called privilege of living with respect for one's person is not real and will not last if it does not extend to every member of society.

      But I'm responding really just to make one comment.  It is impossible to overstate how relieved I was to see your positive response to my comments--this is how bad it has gotten.  Seriously, moved almost to tears by the possibility of respectful dialog around issues that concern race (among other things).  So many of us live in terror of even broaching a topic lest we be accused as racists or CT'ers or some such thing.  For those of us with a lifetime of involvement in the struggle, the charge of racism is especially painful.  It is an insult to the struggle the way this issue has been exploited.  It is a bad sign for public discourse that my reluctance to even try to myself runs so deep.

      Peace.

      Secrecy is a hot bed of vanity. - Joseph Brodsky They who have put out the people’s eyes reproach them for their blindness. – John Milton 1642

      by geomoo on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 02:36:23 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for the recommendation (0+ / 0-)

      Looks like one I need to read.

      Secrecy is a hot bed of vanity. - Joseph Brodsky They who have put out the people’s eyes reproach them for their blindness. – John Milton 1642

      by geomoo on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 02:41:42 PM PDT

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