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  •  Thanks (43+ / 0-)

    My entire point is it is okay to criticize, but not at the expense of an entire people. I really have seen in this that as white people some of us just don't realize that the horrors of racism are still out there, and AAs live it everyday, and they are expected to just blithely go on as usual, ignoring this stuff, as if it isn't happening. I don't know if I could live with that, if I had to go through that.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 08:22:18 AM PST

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    •  I understand. (7+ / 0-)

      I just see my criticism as being in unequivocal defense of an entire people, not at there "expense."

      After all, in a neoliberal capitalist society, economic injustice is the transport for the perpetuation of racism. You can't get racism without getting rid of racist economics. Eradicate that and the comic strips will disappear into the nether regions of hate.
      Hammering at the cartoons in the absence of hammering at the economic injustice is, IMHO, cheap and inefficacious. It costs nothing and furthers the cause little. It is the lack of sacrifice on the individual who takes this course I think that makes it enticing. Publicly challenging the status quo, however, is often personally costly, especially when not done in sufficient numbers.
      Hammering at cartoons AND racist economics together in an uncompromising fashion, by everyone who claims to sympathize, we couldn't lose.
      I'm game. I just wish we had more players.

      Trust, but verify. - Reagan
      Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

      When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

      by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 08:38:29 AM PST

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      •  Oops - (6+ / 0-)

        "can't get rid of racism without getting rid of economic racism."

        Trust, but verify. - Reagan
        Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

        When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

        by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 08:43:00 AM PST

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        •  Or we can address direclty the inherent racism (8+ / 0-)

          that is the underlying root cause of those economic policies.

          I live in AZ so I hear it more about "lazy Mexicans" around here, but the attitude is the same -- a lot of white people resent their tax dollars going to help or provide anything for what they believe are "undeserving brown people." Their racism makes them susceptible to the political message of conservatives who promise to stop such "injustices" and save them from the brown hoards. I think you have it backwards.

          •  So you think Affirmative Action was (1+ / 0-)
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            NOT essential, that it only worked because the image of the black man was changed FIRST?

            You think economic justice would have improved it certain people weren't told they HAD to hire blacks???

            I'm pretty sure they worked hand in glove.

            Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice. - MLK, Jr.
            I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed by the white moderate," he wrote in his Letter from Birmingham Jail. "I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice, who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice, who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action,' who paternalistically believes that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom. - MLK, Jr.

            Trust, but verify. - Reagan
            Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

            When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

            by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 12:55:27 PM PST

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            •  I won't converse with someone who tells me what (9+ / 0-)

              I think, especially when you have no idea who I am or what I think. Try again if you want to talk with me.

              •  Well, you suggested that addressing economic (1+ / 0-)
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                injustice was less preferable to "the underlying root cause of those economic policies."

                Which seems to say, deal with the prejudice and you won't have the policies.

                And Affirmative Action took the approach that some people would have to be forced to participate in economic justice, whether or not they were prejudiced, and that that would help lead to economic justice. And it did.

                As AA income levels rose, their position in society became elevated. (For some, of course.) With each generation, this increased, because patterns of success developed and attitudes changed.

                Granted, there are many for whom the mandated approach will not work. As Oprah suggested, many of them will just have to die in order for those attitudes to leave the memesphere.

                   Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice. - MLK, Jr.
                  I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed by the white moderate," he wrote in his Letter from Birmingham Jail. "I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice, who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice, who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action,' who paternalistically believes that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom. - MLK, Jr.
                At the end of the second quote:

                believes that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom.

                Affirmative Action helped speed up the timetable by not waiting until public opinion conveniently shifted, because it forced people to comply whether or not they agreed.

                And that was better for AA's, IMHO.

                Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:08:45 PM PST

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        •  I would have to disagree. (11+ / 0-)

          Racism is a societal issue which permeates all facets of it -- including economics.

          Racism is a behavioral affair that supercedes economics.

          Change the behavior and everything else would fall into place.

          •  yes; agree smoothnmellow (3+ / 0-)
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            our individual perceptions can change (larger) group perceptions, not the other way around.   excellent point of view!   thanks.

            "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

            by kj in missouri on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 12:06:22 PM PST

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          •  So we could have done it with Affirmative Action? (4+ / 0-)
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            Affirmative Action forced certain people to partake of the act of increasing economic justice.

            As a result, economic justice increased for some AA's.

            That created generational cycles, in which more AA's had models as foundations to build on.

            As AA's took stronger positions in the economy, they gradually were received differently in society.

            At the same time, of course, others were working on the language and the attitudes in other ways.

            In the end we have had progress.

            But we are back-sliding as the wage and wealth gap increases, because poor people have an especially hard time climbing out...

            Trust, but verify. - Reagan
            Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

            When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

            by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 12:59:20 PM PST

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            •  The legislation was a (4+ / 0-)
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              result of behavior.

              Clearly you can understand this much.

              •  And the legislation forced and encouraged (2+ / 0-)
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                additional behavior in kind. This helped.

                But the rise of Reaganomics, which prevails to this day, has led to the weakening of Affirmative Action and many of the social programs that enabled AA's to rise in the economy and society in kind, in conjunction with other legal and extra-legal efforts to address discrimination.

                For decades, economic injustice is increasing now, even as racial attitudes, especially in younger generations are improving, which mean fewer racist comic strips, btw.

                Just noting the lack of passion on the topic of economic injustice among some who are incredibly passionate about comic strip prejudice.

                I'd love to read your diary on the topic, for example. Seriously.

                How has neoliberal economics affected racial economic just over the past few decades? During Obama's tenure? Should we be outraged and want to stamp it--like comic book prejudice--out? How can we best bring this to head and get real change, or do we just continue to ask them to be patient while we try to line up the right number of the right D's, when everyone knows there is overwhelming popular consent to address the ravages of economic inequality.

                If you want to ask me to do the same, I've been writing on the concentration of wealth and related activism for years, in both diaries and comments.

                Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 04:09:18 PM PST

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      •  Pretty sure MLK said something to that effect (8+ / 0-)

        re: economic justice.

        Trust, but verify. - Reagan
        Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

        When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

        by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 09:15:02 AM PST

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      •  Seriously (22+ / 0-)

        what is with you and all the "buts"?

        We all know that economic inequality is a problem.  Hell, there are whole boat loads of issues that are important, but that is NOT what we are discussing here.

        And for the record, this issue, the way black people are portrayed and thus perceived in society is a big issue as well.

        The perception that black people are lazy, stupid, violent, sub human animals has been around since slavery.  It is that perception that gives rise to ideas that affect policy, like the "welfare queen".  That perception allows young black men to be shot dead while their killer is made a hero for "standing his ground" against the scary black thug.

        These perceptions have a real life impact on the daily lives of black people.  

        In short, if someone waved a magic wand tomorrow and great jobs were abundant and green policies were the norm, and war for oil was over, black people still wouldn't share equally in this utopia because of the perception that we are a bunch of stupid, violent monkeys that are "less than" and undeserving of a place in the sun.

        •  BOTH the image & economic injustice must be (2+ / 0-)
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          hammered at the same time. Not either/or. As we had been doing for decades, and it has been working, however slowly. Had we not also been widening the income and wealth gap, and weakening welfare and affirmative action, and now introducing further austerity, we would be moving much further much faster.

          My problem isn't with hammering the comic strip images, it's with relying on that while supporting/defending neoliberal and other economic policies, which many people here do.

          Affirmative Action and Welfare and other Assistance have worked in as much as more blacks are integrated into the mainstream economy and at higher levels than before. But still we have a long, long ways to go.

          Neoliberal economics have us weakening the programs that have moved us to greater economic justice. So the income and wealth gaps are widening, increasing rather than decreasing economic injustice. Hammer at the images all you will, the racism is only going to grow with greater economic injustice.

          Instead we need more robust programs to accelerate our way to economic justice. As has been proven true to date, the false, bigoted impressions of blacks will diminish as they enjoy greater and greater economic justice. For many reasons. One is simply that people naturally feel greater self-worth and dignity when they are not reduced to penury. Ditto for having a job and one that enables one to live as a full economic citizen... And this is immediately reflected in the way people are perceived. And so forth.

          Not sure why that is so hard to understand.

          I must be explaining it wrong.

          Trust, but verify. - Reagan
          Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

          When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

          by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 11:35:14 AM PST

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          •  Sigh (13+ / 0-)

            Where exactly did I say that those other things did not need to be addressed?

            Where did I say that we can ONLY work against images on this site? Where did I say that lefty people can only fight for either/or?  People can multitask, that's why there are multiple threads on this site about multiple topics.

            So my issue with you is why must you continue to TJ this conversation with your constant protestations about "but this is important too!", "but we really need to fight for this!", "thing would be better if we focused our energy on this!"

            Why not just say, "yeah, that was not cool to draw Obama like an ape.  I understand why people would be upset."  Which is basically the diarist's whole point.

            •  I'll let MLK, Jr. answer. (1+ / 0-)
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              Seeing as there are an awful lot of folks here who have this blindness, I thought, and still think, it is directly germane to the topic at hand: racism.

              Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice. - MLK, Jr.
              After all, this is exactly what happens when you deplore a comic strip but endlessly tolerate, compromise on and defend economic policies that increase injustice.
              "I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed by the white moderate," he wrote in his Letter from Birmingham Jail. "I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice, who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice, who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action,' who paternalistically believes that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom. - MLK, Jr. '
              I concur: don't appease the manana Democrats. To the barricades on Wall St.!

              Trust, but verify. - Reagan
              Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

              When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

              by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 12:51:28 PM PST

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              •  You are going off topic and I wonder why. We (19+ / 0-)

                are just beginning to address racism on this site in a civil way and you are going to chide people for not addressing every other ill at the same time? Not helpful. Obviously, economic injustice impacts POC most negatively, but that is not what we are talking about in this diary and what we ARE talking about is vital. It is very important. Go write your own diary about your issues, they are also important, but not enough to change the topic of this diary.

                You are not the only aware person on this site. You really aren't.

                "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

                by rubyr on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:02:46 PM PST

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                •  Thank you (12+ / 0-)

                  For a minute I wondered if I was the only one seeing the persistent TJ.

                  •  Guess MLK, Jr. felt the same. (0+ / 0-)

                    Deplore the prejudice, ignore the economic injustice.

                    Happens here all the time, especially by those who accept the economic policies that further economic injustice.

                    Can't address one without the other.

                    And then there's that second quote.

                    Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                    Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                    When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                    by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:26:10 PM PST

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                    •  You can address one without the other. (11+ / 0-)

                      One is an enormous systemic problem that will take a long time to solve and, I would imagine, that every thinking person here is aware of it and does what they can to change it.

                      The topic here is about how POC are treated and spoken about
                      and extreme insensitivity and meanness that have been delivered on them. They do not deserve it. I repeat, we are beginning to really address this longstanding problem on this Web site, which is something we can change.

                      You seem to me to be saying the same thing over and over as if you think people cannot grasp what you are saying. Again, I think most people do. We can not solve that here and now. There is a good chance that with enough dialogue and open minds and hearts, we can address the racial problem on this site, right here and now.

                      For you to interject and change the subject from the diary topic, which is specific and VITAL, is selfish. if you need to continue with your agenda, go ahead, but you are doing an enormous disservice to this community.

                      "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

                      by rubyr on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:48:18 PM PST

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                      •  Understood. But that's what always happens, (0+ / 0-)

                        or at least all too often.

                        And that was MLK, Jr's lament, and mine as well.

                        We have lots of people here whose sympathies over comic strips are HUGE--and deservedly so--but almost non-existent on impassioned pursuits of economic justice.

                        So...

                        Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                        Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                        When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                        by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:54:42 PM PST

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                        •  You have made that point, repeatedly. I have (11+ / 0-)

                          tried to explain to you the difference in the two things as regards this diary and this moment. I give up. You are playing a tape in your head, typing it on the page and you are not hearing a word I am saying. I am sorry about that, because I cannot say it any more clearly.

                          Let's stop this now. We are not getting anywhere and won't.

                          "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

                          by rubyr on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 02:20:04 PM PST

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                          •  Don't bother (9+ / 0-)

                            Save yourself before it's too late.  He was trolling me a few days ago, and I took the bait and got a warning for it.  Justified, but still, WIA is continuing to troll people.  I have reported him to the admins.

                            Apparently for WIA, if you aren't openly displaying an Occupy badge in every single post, you are a "neoliberal" and a corporate Democrat weasel...

                            Bunch of crap if I've ever seen it.

                            "Give me a lever long enough... and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

                            by mconvente on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 02:59:52 PM PST

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                          •  I didn't realize and was trying to keep the (3+ / 0-)

                            diary on topic, because it is so important. I probably just made it worse.

                            Why did you get a warning?  

                            Thanks for the heads up, mconvente. Best to you and your equally sweet brother.

                            "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

                            by rubyr on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:07:26 PM PST

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                          •  I will kosmail you later tonight. (1+ / 0-)
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                            Currently multi-tasking.  Taking slide images using our lab's $150,000 super awesome auto-microscope!  Auto focuses and coordinates!  So while that's going on, Daily Kos'ing to pass the time lol.  But almost done, and then back to home.

                            If you don't see it until tomorrow, that's fine.

                            "Give me a lever long enough... and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

                            by mconvente on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:20:54 PM PST

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                          •  Thanks, mconvente. That microscope sounds (1+ / 0-)
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                            wonderful. Ain't science grand? Though, I don't know a thing about it--just an artist.

                            "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

                            by rubyr on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:24:26 PM PST

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                          •  Thanks. Very gratifying comments. Here it's (1+ / 0-)
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                            one person's obsession that's the issue, not the rightness or wrongness on a particular issue.

                            "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

                            by Wildthumb on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 08:25:48 PM PST

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                        •  No, that is not MLK's lament (12+ / 0-)

                          and I guarantee you that if he saw that cartoon depiction, his first reaction would be to be offended.

                          Because he can fight institutional, economical and political racial injustices

                          at the same time as the societal and behavioral racial bigotry.

                          •  Whoosh! (0+ / 0-)

                            Believe I said the same time, but you guys are insisting separately....

                            Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                            Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                            When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                            by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:50:08 PM PST

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                          •  No. What you are doing is (0+ / 0-)

                            pushing your political points over the societal ones.

                          •  Well, now that we have discussed (0+ / 0-)

                            comic strip prejudice, I would love to see some diaries on the state of economic injustice and what to do about it, since it pretty much effects everything and the status quo means nothing much will get better while several things get worse. We have a small cadre of DK writers on this topic, which makes one feel it is unimportant to the broader community, especially when these writers are then commonly badgered by another cadre of commenters from the "other side."

                            Maybe some of the people who felt the healing on the comic strip was especially important and beneficial might consider how they can take a leading role in doing the same on the economy and economic justice issues. Because really, it looks like a one-sided concern...

                            After all, with the election year upon us, it is going to be an issue, especially if Schumer et al go on the warpath after the Left in defense of Wall St., which has only one outcome: 2010.

                            If this community cannot achieve some synergies and create some sort of synthesis of positions on this, it's going to get uglier and likely fracture and possibly shrink, some more...

                            I think the Climate Change activity is perhaps a good example where the divisions are less evident and all sides are contributing and participating with some passion.

                            Since Climate Change is economic policy dependent--it ultimately needs the latter to be addressed. Yet this seems to be a weakness.

                            Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                            Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                            When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                            by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 07:02:39 PM PST

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                    •  WIA: MLK wouldn't have felt (4+ / 0-)

                      any less than I do.

                      Ask me why.

                •  Hardly. (1+ / 0-)
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                  Guess you don't get the quotes.

                  Look, I'm not going to repeat myself.

                  MLK notes that there are two things (prejudice and economic injustice) and that some only focus on the former.

                  That happens here, constantly.

                  There is no better time to make this connection and discuss but when the disconnect is evident.

                  Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                  Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                  When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                  by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:24:38 PM PST

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                  •  Glad you're around to straighten us all out so, (2+ / 0-)
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                    shall we say, fucking arrogantly from a five-hundred-mile-high horse.

                    You're incapable of hearing yourself, aren't you? Do you have even a miniscule idea of how you talk down to people?

                    Guys like you can never make, attract, or keep allies. You'll be a voice crying in the wilderness--saying all the time that you're correctly crying while you're at it--but still alone and with no allies. Nothing will be gained or accomplished toward your goals.

                    I stand corrected. You may achieve a folie a deux with somebody else.

                    "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

                    by Wildthumb on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 08:34:55 PM PST

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                •  And WIA (4+ / 0-)
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                  certainly doesn't experience it either.

                  But that's the point that he/she can't see.

              •  double sigh (10+ / 0-)

                Where are you getting that I comprise on the economic issues?  Did I say that here?

                No, I all said here was why all the "buts", why not remain on topic?

                Why do you keep skirting around the topic at hand and keep shouting about the poor? Are you that uncomfortable discussing the topic at hand that you feel the urge to divert away from it at any opportunity?

                There are a gazillion other threads on KOS about the economy, and will gladly join you over there to rant about it THERE.

                And I think I have already stated several times the connection between the perception of people of color as less than and their economic and social plights - so clearly I'm not blind. Which is why I think the discussion of said racist images deserves it's OWN THREAD.

                •  Don't bother with WIA (9+ / 0-)

                  He's been baiting people all the time, including me.  He must get off on getting a reaction out of people, because I don't know why someone would continuously lie about people's viewpoints, especially when WIA doesn't know any of us.  Apparently if you aren't displaying your Occupy badge at all times then you are a corporate lackey and neoliberal.

                  Go back through my comments about 3-4 days and you can see for yourself.

                  "Give me a lever long enough... and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

                  by mconvente on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:31:49 PM PST

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                •  Mind reading is apparently a specialty (6+ / 0-)

                  Where is this person getting this stuff? Hum... I wonder. I just got the exact same treatment elsewhere from this poster. Very annoying and rude.

                  I understand though, it's a lot easier to win an argument when you put words in the other person's mouth and thoughts into their head to argue with, ignore whatever they actually say, and don't care what they think anyway.

                  It does appear from their behavior here that this person is very interested in avoiding the topic of racism at all costs. I won't venture to guess why though.

                •  MLK, Jr. directly connects the two, and (0+ / 0-)

                  laments the consistency of some to fail to do so.

                  Some here on DKos rarely if ever do, and this is THE time, the ONLY time, to address that point: when the disconnect of which he speaks is in evidence.

                  If you vigorously support addressing economic inequality by railing against those who support and/or defend economic policies that increase it, then my remarks are not for you. My remarks are directed at those who support the mainstream economics policy of trickle-down economics, austerity, Chained CPI, etc., that hurt this community we are talking about defending.

                  And this is why MLK, Jr., lamented--in the second quote--he felt that the white moderates who always take a moderate, compromising, no conflict approach to addressing economic injustice were more of a problem than the KKK even...

                  And I completely concur.

                  It's too easy to just talk about comic strip racism. The hard part is economic injustice. And the fact is, as Affirmative Action and other social programs proved, if you deal with economic injustice, racism fades while AA's rise in the economy...

                  Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                  Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                  When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                  by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:35:28 PM PST

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                  •  You keep saying this. I don't know (14+ / 0-)

                    why you keep accusing people of not caring about economic injustice;  you don't know most of the people you are addressing.  You basically said the same thing to me last night or the night before and I was flummoxed;  my response was that you didn't know me and that I had no recollection of any previous interaction with you, ever.  (I did look up some comments and saw that I recced a diary you wrote about Lou Reed after he died, so there's that).

                        And who is the person/persons on DKos who endorse trickle down economics?!  I've been here longer than you and I can safely say I don't think I've ever seen anyone advocate for that--unless it was some one-day troll.

                       

                    Don't be that white guy telling African Americans what is and isn't racist.--kos

                    by chicago minx on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 02:04:35 PM PST

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                    •  Obama (0+ / 0-)

                      endorses trickle-down, neoliberal economics in general. He has done far more to heal Wall St. than Main St. He is willing to consider further cuts to social programs when the people who depend upon them--disproportionately minorities, btw--as "shared responsibility," despite the fact that the 80% has disproportionately NOT shared in the growth in income--many even have LOST--for decades.

                      I RARELY see many of these people here who have sympathy re: the comic strip express the same passion in attacking the dominant economic policy of our time. RARELY.

                      I HAVE seen many of them defend both mainstream capitalism and the President's decision and policies on economics.

                      As anyone knows, AA's as a group have not fared well under Obama...

                      I can see that I will have to dig through people's comments because nobody seems to recognize themselves as supporters and defender's of Obama's policies, such as Chained CPI.

                      Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                      Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                      When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                      by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 02:18:02 PM PST

                      [ Parent ]

                      •  Going in circles... (17+ / 0-)
                        I RARELY see many of these people here who have sympathy re: the comic strip express the same passion in attacking the dominant economic policy of our time. RARELY.

                        I HAVE seen many of them defend both mainstream capitalism and the President's decision and policies on economics.

                        When all you know is rox/sux, all you see is rox/sux.

                        "Bob Johnson doesn't have special privileges, because really, why would I entrust that guy with ANYTHING?" - kos, November 9, 2013

                        by Bob Johnson on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:03:40 PM PST

                        [ Parent ]

                        •  BOB, tell me which of the people challenging me on (0+ / 0-)

                          this topic of whether or not racial economic injustice ought to be discussed, as MLK, Jr. opined, in conjunction with concerns over racial prejudice in general, and which ones have responded indignantly that I have suggested that they as strong Obama supporters and defenders of his economic policy decisions, have written diaries or  extensive comments on the topic of the historical impact of neoliberal economic policies--including those undertaken during the Obama years--on racial economic equality.

                          Which ones Bob???

                          Any come to mind???

                          Waiting.....

                          100, 99, 98

                          Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                          Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                          When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                          by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:40:09 PM PST

                          [ Parent ]

                      •  WTF does that have to do with the cartoon at hand? (7+ / 0-)

                        Are you really that dense?  Newsflash - we get the criticisms of President Obama.  Hell, some of us whom you repeatedly are lying about make the criticisms about President Obama - right here on fully display at DailyKos.com

                        For some reason you either can't or refuse to separate the two issues of the cartoon at hand.  And since people like myself disagree with the cartoon's racist depiction of Obama, in your mind that must mean that we disagree with the policy criticism itself.  Perhaps in the case of Rall that is true, but not overall.

                        Oh, and you KEEP on lying about members' positions on the issues here, and you don't even know them.  For that, I have reported you to the admins, just like I said I was going to.  It's patently unfair that I was warned while you keep on peddling lies about people despite repeated notices for you to stop.

                        Let's put it this way - if I could've figured out how to call you out without telling you to "bleep" yourself, then I would have.  Because other than the fact that I used profanity, I stand by every criticism of you I made.

                        I guess if I don't wear my Occupy badge at all times than in your eyes I must be a "neo liberal" with "non-Democratic principles".  That's bullshit and you know it.  Or if you don't know it, then there is no help for you.

                        "Give me a lever long enough... and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

                        by mconvente on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:16:27 PM PST

                        [ Parent ]

                        •  Please tell me where you have (0+ / 0-)

                          argued against neoliberal policies and Obama's decisions.

                          If you haven't written your diary that indignantly challenges the status quo neoliberal economics, and the decisions and policies that have been made these past years that increased the burden on the vulnerable, including blacks, and how this effects every sphere of society or find comments demonstrating same, with the kind of passion we hear herein, and a call to arms to end this as promptly as we end comic strip racism, I'll be generous and without judgment until the end of month for you to produce one.

                          If you do in fact produce diaries or comments from your archives--I admit, I am not here every minute--I will gladly admit was mistaken.

                          Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                          Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                          When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                          by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:46:56 PM PST

                          [ Parent ]

                          •  Wow, so basically every user here who has never (5+ / 0-)

                            explicitly supported OWS and progressivism via diaries and/or comments is, by your definition, a neoliberal. Are you serious?

                            Why not just extend that to lurkers, too? Or the general public, for christ's sake. By your definition, you can be a union member, progressive, avoid-Walmart-type-of-shopper, straight line voting Dem, but if you haven't opened your mouth you're suddenly a neoliberal?

                            I mean, seriously, please try to realize how backwards your associations are.

                            You want to know what I am? I'm a Democrat who likes money. Hopefully I'll be wealthy one day. Statistics prove likely the otherwise will happen. But I'm self-aware and rational enough to know that wealth and political views are mutually exclusive. You can be wealthy and also progressive.

                            Does it make me a neoliberal because I like money?

                          •  We have an economy operating under neoliberal (0+ / 0-)

                            principles and policies. If you like and/or accept those conditions and the effects that they are having on people, society, the planet, then yeah, you're a neoliberal and an obstacle to the kind of change that will not only help those people but address Climate Change as well.

                            I mean, unless you're standing out to define yourself as something different, then you're defined by the group you participate in.

                            We are all capitalists, for example, if we live in America and don't oppose capitalism and embrace something.

                            Myself, I'm for a mixed economy. Highly regulated capitalism and robust social service that generally expand to ensure that people are not excluded from the broad economy because they simply cannot afford the basic services necessary to participate (housing, food, water, energy, healthcare, communications, etc.)

                            I don't have a problem with liking or making money. I've done well myself. I do have a problem when 80% of the problem have less than they need and 20% have more than they need, and 1% has so much more it's grotesque.

                            In aboriginal societies, wanting more than you need is considered a mental illness. In our society, it's considered the height of social adjustment.

                            So no, liking money itself is not the basis of being a neoliberal. Liking, accepting, and tolerating economic policies that create tremendous, destructive concentration of wealth, broadly speaking, does.

                            Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                            Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                            When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                            by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 06:21:19 PM PST

                            [ Parent ]

                          •  You want proof, here it is you liar (0+ / 0-)

                            Do I have to write a diary (or even multiple ones) on every policy position I have?  What kind of line of thinking is that?  Newsflash, I have more than one venue to voice my opinions and values on issues.  Facebook/Twitter are two big venues for me as well.

                            Also, two can play this game.

                            Have you ever written a diary calling for increased federal research funding at the NIH and NSF?  I sure as hell have.  If not, I guess you must be a teabagger then.  Because if you have no proof that you are in favor of increasing science and medical research funding, by your logic then you must be entirely against it.

                            See how that works?  Not too logical there, eh?

                            Oh, and you want proof of my Occupy badge?  Here it is:

                            #OccupyPhilly: Eric Cantor Chickens Out at Penn

                            Text from that diary (which I posted almost three years ago):

                            As anyone here could predict, Cantor the Coward jumped ship right at the last minute, canceling his speech today.  I think the estimated 500-1000 #OccupyPhilly protestors who were planning to be in attendance and protest outside certainly is the main stimulus of Cantor's cowardly actions.  BTW, #OccupyPhilly is still planning to protest outside of Wharton later this afternoon.

                            The #OccupyWallStreet national and local movements are having an effect.  Not only are we finally getting true 99%'er issues spoken about by our friends and family, we are making the politicians (especially the GOPers) squirm.  Just how I like it.

                            Keep it up folks!

                            Please donate to the Occupy Wall Street general fund.

                            If you are in Philly, please visit this link to see a list of items needed for the folks at Occupy Philly.

                            So I just exposed you as a complete liar and phony.  Even when you say you actually know our opinions, you can't even look up my fucking diary history.  I am adding this to my reporting of you and I seriously hope you get warned now.

                            "Give me a lever long enough... and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

                            by mconvente on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 04:47:42 PM PST

                            [ Parent ]

                          •  I do apologize. (0+ / 0-)

                            I said I would, if you were able to produce something.

                            All I have seen are the comments you, coffeetalk and others make in diaries like those written by Ray Pensador, bobswern and gjohnsit, which always seem  contentious and oppositional, comments that suggested to me that you did not see ominous economic conditions or would ever have supported Occupy. I mean, Ray's "movement" diaries are about the closest thing to Occupy there are. Am I wrong in thinking you generally don't support his ideas?

                            [I could compile some of those if you want to see where my impressions came from.]

                            [I say this as someone who spent 15 years in significant operational executive positions in online industry corporations, public and private, ranging from $5-$70M, '87-'01. So I can recognize mainstream management type attitudes (and your comments have been placed in that category in my mind), even shared some of them, briefly, in the past.]

                            I admit I am routinely beside myself with this situation and looking for others equally as passionate about addressing it since many aspects (e.g., TBTFB size, concentration of income, wealth), continue to worsen.

                            I keep looking for the Occupy-level outrage, and there are only a handful of people expressing it. Am I wrong? Have you been reccing those diaries?

                            That is why I agitate, because this community seems so detached on this, the most important issue of our time, and its sister, Climate Change, and the few who do write on seem constantly beseiged, as if this is not the case.

                            ----

                            On the NIH, my wife has several grants from them and participates in grant review study sections, etc., so I am aware of the problem and we have a pretty significant family investment there. Not so with NSF, though I would have guessed that all of the Science and Technology related granting agencies have been facing cutbacks for years.

                            My take on that has been that that situation will not improve until the broader economic issues raised by Occupy are addressed in both the private and public sector. Funding for pretty much anything but defense, corporate and HNWI welfare will be on the ropes until we refuse to accept it anymore.

                            So how do we get the Party mainstream and leadership behind this, when we have situations like Chuck Schumer's remarks about Warren, Wall St., and the Left happening in concert with others demonstrating the Party is headed for a repeat of '10?

                            Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                            Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                            When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                            by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 06:10:44 PM PST

                            [ Parent ]

                          •  Also, I think it would be tremendously healing (0+ / 0-)

                            to this community if more people contributed and passionately demonstrated concern and sincere interest in doing something more than electoral politics, which is a captured system for getting change.

                            On Climate Change, for example, there is a fair of amount of parity and amity across roxxer suxxer lines. That is to say that there is broad interest, contribution, participation, passion, concern, etc.

                            I and others here are just not seeing or feeling it on the economic justice (and sanity) front, and it's really troubling and alienating, frankly, because it affects everything. Little else can be significantly addressed without dealing with the distribution of money, since that's what determines power and decision-making influence in a capitalist society. That and strength in numbers...

                            At this point, there are deep fractures and I know people, myself included, are looking for other communities that seem demonstrably passionate and locked into this issue.

                            Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                            Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                            When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                            by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 06:33:03 PM PST

                            [ Parent ]

                        •  Also, if you are truly NOT supportive of (0+ / 0-)

                          Obama's economic policies and mainstream economic practices today--other perhaps a little more tax increase on the rich, a little more relief for the poor--and you have not jumped in to oppose every setback the poor have been in handed in policy changes, then the remarks aren't about you, are they?

                          This was not my impression from reading your comments and the traditional positions you take in threads, but I would be delighted to be proven I was mistaken.

                          Trust, but verify. - Reagan
                          Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

                          When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

                          by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:57:02 PM PST

                          [ Parent ]

                      •  So let me get this straight (12+ / 0-)

                        Unless people are duking it out in diaries that you happen to see they have no credibility?  You realize you are saying that nothing exists outside of what you happen to see on Daily Kos.  What if you're asleep?  What if someone doesn't want to post on DKos at all?   What if they only come here for camaraderie, elections, pooties, GUS, whatever, but they are still the most active, principled, unselfish liberal the world has ever seen--but because they are not arguing in certain diaries that you are in--they don't exist.

                            That is so narcissistic and, well, sad.  Really sad.  

                             Nobody is obliged to explain themselves to you.

                             I'm not going to ruin this lovely diary by getting into this any further with you. And you should step off.  Seriously.

                        Don't be that white guy telling African Americans what is and isn't racist.--kos

                        by chicago minx on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 04:18:54 PM PST

                        [ Parent ]

                    •  Well, apparently I'm one of them (6+ / 0-)

                      Even though I have NEVER stated anything of the sort.  But according to WIA, unless you're displaying your proverbial Occupy badge openly, you are a "neoliberal" and corporatist.

                      Bunch of lies he continues to spout about posters he does not know, I am sick of it and I have reported him to the admins.

                      "Give me a lever long enough... and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

                      by mconvente on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:02:09 PM PST

                      [ Parent ]

          •  Words In Action (9+ / 0-)

            I get that you have in your mind other equally important issues than racism.  I get it.  

            But when you melt social norms and behaviors into your political position like this, you gonna folk like me because I think that you don't hear what I have been trying to say to you.

            And I can ya, we all ani't gonna get anything done if we aren't willing to acknowledge others POVs on here.

            If I can acknowledge what you are saying, you should be able to acknowledge what I'm telling you.

            Even if you still don't understand it.

        •  Excellent comment and absolutely true. Thanks. nt (3+ / 0-)
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          "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

          by rubyr on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 12:58:20 PM PST

          [ Parent ]

      •  I'm a little mystified (16+ / 0-)

        at the notion, or the casual assumption, that you can't do both -- or if concern about the cartoon in this case (prompting a discussion on racism) somehow means you're also not interested in addressing economic inequality.  

        I don't get it.  

        Yes, I understand that you're rising to our defense, it's laudable -- but let me tell you, petulance over folks grappling with instances of racism for a moment, rather than watching the show YOU want them to watch, ain't gonna get you no applause, my friend.      

        Why not give people who are genuinely concerned on that issue a little credit -- maybe they can walk AND chew gum, even though you're only seeing sitting down?

        •  reading a little downthread, I actually feel (6+ / 0-)

          a little late to this party.  Please forgive the slightly confrontational tone!

        •  THAT'S ENTIRELY MY POINT. BOTH MATTER. (1+ / 0-)
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          And yet we have many here who support the neoliberal economic policy that run directly in contradiction to fighting racism. Directly. Blatantly. For decades.

          We can hammer at the images all we want--and we should--but that's not going to go far unless we are also making progress on economic justice, and we aren't. To the contrary, the income and wage gaps are widening, and the minorities are always on the leading edge.

          I don't know why that's so hard to understand. I've said it about 1,000 different ways now...

          Trust, but verify. - Reagan
          Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

          When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

          by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 11:39:14 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  We are not talking about IMAGES. We are talking (12+ / 0-)

            about RACISM. Images are the way it was expressed this time.

            "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

            by rubyr on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:03:48 PM PST

            [ Parent ]

            •  Yes, AND, as MLK, Jr. said: (0+ / 0-)
              "Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice."
              I see this as a perfect time to make that point, because there are many here who will excoriate the comic strip racism while defending economic policies in all manner of ways (practical, necessary, inescapable) that increase economic injustice:
              "I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed by the white moderate," he wrote in his Letter from Birmingham Jail. "I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice, who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice, who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action,' who paternalistically believes that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom.''
              While people worked on attitudes in various ways--including censoring racism in images--Affirmative Action put a preliminary form of economic justice into place. It forced the issue while the longer work of changing attitudes continued.

              For those for whom neither approach works, as Oprah notes, death will be the only solution. Those attitudes will die with those people.

              In the meantime, we need economic policy that, like Affirmative Action, FORCES economic justice, even artificially if necessary--because history demonstrated that those raised by the artifice of law made it real, as did their children--to keep it going. Instead, we have policies that are increasing economic justice every day.

              Sorry, I don't get why this seems so difficult to understand.

              Trust, but verify. - Reagan
              Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

              When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

              by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:20:55 PM PST

              [ Parent ]

      •  Politically speaking, you are right. (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
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        But the issue at question was more about race and culture, not about the policies and politics that affect them.

        •  I'll let MLK, Jr. answer as to why I think they R (1+ / 0-)
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          directly connected:

          Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.
          I see that here in folks who defend economic policies that increase economic injustice by further harming the vulnerable.

          Trust, but verify. - Reagan
          Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

          When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

          by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:01:25 PM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  People know why they are connected. It's just (8+ / 0-)

            that that is not what this diary is about and the diary topic here is VITAL. Please put your self aside.

            I appreciate that you say you understand the pain the POC feel, keep listening.

            "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

            by rubyr on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:05:42 PM PST

            [ Parent ]

            •  There is TOTAL agreement that racism in comic (0+ / 0-)

              strips should not be tolerated on a progressive blog. TOTAL. We ALL agree on abhoring prejudice.

              (Unless there's and R troll or two.)

              There is SOME debate involving a SMALL number of people who appreciate the hurt feelings but subjectively do not see it when they look at the drawings of both white and black people who look very similar but for color.

              There is SOME debate over whether those few people must, in addition to sympathizing, ignore their eyes, brains and hearts, and agree to ban such drawings if anyone is offended.

              Am I missing anything else???

              I get all that and I am not sure these have all that much left in them.

              The economic injustice, however, as displayed in this community's HUGE division over the degrees to which

              1)  current policies are hurting and those being discussed and defended will hurt people, and

              2) the determination and methodology with which we should be insisting that the

              Trust, but verify. - Reagan
              Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

              When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

              by Words In Action on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:50:01 PM PST

              [ Parent ]

          •  Please stop using the MLK reference, okay? (13+ / 0-)

            King is referring to the historical and institutional affect of racism on economics.

            As I said to you before, societal and behavioral racism is a driver of institutional racism that affects economic decisions.

            And a lot else.

            Look, if the only way you know how to deal with, process and fight racism is strictly thru politics, then so be it.

            If you don't understand or care how people are affected by what they perceive to be racist images, then there is nothing no one else on this board can say to you.

            That's it.

    •  wow ZR your post performed a miracle (5+ / 0-)

      never thought I'd see empathetic words like that from Words in Action

      Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
      Drop by The Grieving Room on Monday nights for support in dealing with grief.

      by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 09:02:48 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  As a young woman, I was once in a situation (38+ / 0-)

      where a guy made an antisemitic remark not knowing I was Jewish. I was a secretary and he was a salesman and he was talking to the other secretary and me.
      I had not been exposed to that kind of thing (before I went to college in St. Louis, that is), and I was so upset, I ran out of the room. I went for refuge to another office where all three secretaries were black. I told them what happened and they were very kind to me. Then I asked "how do you deal with it when someone does something like that to you?"
      Their response: "When someone makes an anti-black remark around us, it's not because they don't know we are black."

      While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

      by Tamar on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 09:39:56 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

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