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  •  You'd expect racist drivel like this... (4+ / 0-)
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    boadicea, a2nite, eps62, OleHippieChick

    ...from, say, a neo-Confederate white supremacist like Robert Stacy McCain:

    [T]he media now force interracial images into the public mind and a number of perfectly rational people react to these images with an altogether natural revulsion. The white person who does not mind transacting business with a black bank clerk may yet be averse to accepting the clerk as his sisterinlaw, and THIS IS NOT RACISM, no matter what Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Washington tell us.
    That the Post is willing to sink to the same level as the worst Lost Causers tells me all I need to know about whether I should ever bother reading their paper again.

    But while this attitude of "gagging" and "revulsion" is now in a distinct minority, it is very, very real. I've had a number of people over the years freak out more than a bit on finding out that I wasn't actually as white as I look, ranging from suggestions that it couldn't possibly be true to having their moment of "revulsion" and deciding to no longer have anything to do with me.

    The feeling's mutual.

    PW

    "No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." --MLK

    by Progressive Witness on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 09:19:38 AM PST

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