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  •  Bashir applied an unsavory degradation (6+ / 0-)

    to Palin's remarks that was too ugly for public consumption.

    He was obtuse in applying his history lesson.


    One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

    by bronte17 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 03:48:06 PM PST

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    •  god forbid someone on tv talk about the (4+ / 0-)

      real details of the Black Holocaust and the cruelties visited on black people during it...could make many white folks uncomfortable and god forbid that were to happen. White privilege is one hell of a drug.

      •  No reason to reverse the degradation (4+ / 0-)

        And by all means, the history and its stain on the human soul should never be buried.

        But, it does no one any good to conduct a history lesson in such a manner.

        It's just not conducive to productive learning.


        One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

        by bronte17 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 06:10:02 PM PST

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        •  yup no reason to make white folks (2+ / 0-)
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          uncomfortable because talking about how Sarah Palin is a willful liar who compares getting health insurance to being tortured during slavery is mighty impolitic. Just talking about that is "reversing the degradation" experienced by black folks onto a white woman. Never make white people uncomfortable. That is one the most basic rules that people of color learn in the U.S. from childhood to adulthood...if they want to be successful.

          White privilege is damn near pathological when you lay it out there so plain.

          •  Didn't deny Palin is an exploitative liar (0+ / 0-)

            Just said that Bashir denounced her with the wrong approach.

            Has nothing to do with white privilege to say that you don't need to resort to that level of denunciation to make the point.

            And you only make her stronger among the idiots.


            One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

            by bronte17 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 09:15:59 PM PST

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