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    his idiotic claim that race has saturated politics as never before in the Obama years. Armando refutes this obvious hyperbole, but let's think about what it takes to write something like that.

    You have to be completely clueless, and your cluelessness has to come from being unable to see through the blindfold of your white privilege. Perhaps it seems to Chait that race permeates our lives as never before, but that's because he's had the option of ignoring it.

    Race has been permeating the lives of nonwhite Americans since European settlers first arrived on these shores. It's been used against them in every facet of life.

    Chait has awakened to the issue of race all of a sudden because conservatives are complaining about being called racists. He was blissfully ignorant of how pervasive the issue of race was until a bunch of privileged white people started talking about it. He doesn't even recognize that it's his white privilege that's allowed him to ignore the destructive influence of race on our politics until now.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 11:54:51 AM PDT

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