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  •  it's up now - thanks (3+ / 0-)
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    Jonathan Chait: Race more important during Obama years

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 01:35:53 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for the link. Watching now. (4+ / 0-)

      You could tell Chait was pissed at the beginning. He looked like he felt he'd been ambushed.

      But I think MHP's initial criticisms of his piece were pretty much spot on. I especially liked her point about how Chait's framing suggests that there are no actual victims of actual racism. To him, all this is just a big parlor game.

      The other thing that's BS in his article is the false equivalence of the "paranoia" of left and right about race. He thinks the right is correct that liberals use race as a kind of malicious, unfair cudjel to attack their policies. That basically excuses folks on the right for all their racism, while at the same time trivializing all legitimate grievances about the effects of racism.

      Like I said before, he really should just shut up.

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

      by FogCityJohn on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 10:14:57 PM PDT

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