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  •  See what happens when you elect a Black (13+ / 0-)

    President?

    It's all your fault, America.

    Actually, in all seriousness, I think that's a big part of it. The Black guy in the White House has fueled racism to a degree we haven't seen since Jim Crow. Now Missouri is burning. Coincidence?

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    by pucklady on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 10:27:21 AM PDT

    •  The Racism Was ALWAYS There (4+ / 0-)

      If folks don't realize that, they are fools.

      What changed is the degree of white panic and fear and anger, such that decorum no longer keeps folks in check like it has ever since the 1960's when being an overt racist pig was socially acceptable.  If you ever want to know upon what I base that conclusion, look up the running word salad that the NYT had on the night that President Obama was elected in 2008.  For hours before the election, and continuing for several days afterward, people sent in the single word most describing their feelings.  Fear, Anger, Hopelessness were three of the most popular word choices, far outstripping words like Happiness, Joy, etc.

      Black folks have been trying to tell the majority for years that racism never went anywhere but underground all these years.  Perhaps now, post Ferguson, they will start believing us.  Finally.

      At this point, I just want America to admit that it still doesn't want its Black citizens to live in any state other than terror, subservience and inferiority, under pain of death. I can handle American racism, but I can't handle American denial.

      by shanikka on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 01:41:55 PM PDT

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