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  •  When I said I was for racial equality (21+ / 0-)

    I didn't mean we should all be equally under some rich white guy's foot.

    I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 11:13:43 AM PST

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    •  Agreed but some white people are ok as long (2+ / 0-)
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      As somebody else (POC) gets fucked over.

      nosotros no somos estúpidos

      by a2nite on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 02:40:37 PM PST

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      •  Yes, apparently! (0+ / 0-)

        The lie that plantation owners told white tenant farmers works really well. (The one about how you too can someday become a plantation owner, and we're all in the same club really, because we both have white skin.) What also works well is:  "put up with the crap I deal out to you, because that black guy over there has it worse--and guess what? you can personally deal out crap to him!"

        I've seen it in the South for my whole life.

        However, I think a larger number of white people are just scared, confused, and don't know what the fuck to do. The fall of democracy and their resulting powerlessness and poverty took most of them (nearly) completely by surprise. They're still lamely going through the motions of democracy and being shocked when they don't work.

        That's why POC are integral to any movement for real change. They're not surprised. For good reason. They've known the score for years. Well, decades. Well, centuries.
        That's why, from here on out, you can expect to see Wall St and the Chamber of Commerce use black front men to sell the policies that oppress black people. They had been trying that for years with Black Republicans, but that didn't fly (especially after 2000, that didn't fly; how stupid do they think POC are?) Now they've got a winning formula. Expect to see more Obamas and Cory Bookers in the future, light-skinned black men with a gift for oratory, Wall St ideas in their heads and Wall St money in their pockets. Can we all be honest enough about what is happening to counter their move? That's the question.

        I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 06:59:53 AM PST

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