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  •  Here's the problem (7+ / 0-)
    I just read Chait's piece and it shouldn't be totally dismissed. He agrees that much of the opposition to Obama is racist but he also says that does not mean that conservative positions are in and of themselves racist.
    This would be fine if this were merely an abstract policy discussion in a classroom but it isn't. It's politics. In politics there is no such thing as a policy or position divorced from its objective material outcomes.

    If a particular policy or position impacts negatively on Blacks, Latinos or other people of color, while leaving White folks untouched or even benefiting them, it is racist in fact even if pristine in theory.

    This is a reality that must be driven home if we are ever to purge the poisons of racism and white supremacy from the body politic.

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 12:42:36 PM PDT

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