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  •  I've read the comments (1+ / 0-)
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    And one really big take away for me was seeing that one group is given a pass at throwing out insulting statements and telling others to go perform sex acts upon themselves.  It reeks of selective outrage and in my view it does more harm to those who claim to be championing their cause and furthers the racial divide.  

    "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

    by blackhand on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 09:13:32 AM PDT

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    •  The problem with that narrative (8+ / 0-)

      Is that you think that swearing is an inappropriate response to racism. That black people are just supposed to swallow down their anger and hurt and respond politely. Here's a clue: black people aren't the ones furthering the racial divide. It's people like you complaining about a few swear words but being just fine with white folks throwing around racist terms.

      Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. - Ta-Nehisi Coates

      by moviemeister76 on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 10:03:11 AM PDT

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      •  lots of people have to deal with anger and hurt (1+ / 0-)
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        And do so without throwing it and others while demanding they don't defend themselves.

        There's a long bad history on race in America. The vast majority of it is the fault of whites. That said moving forward is going to be a group effort. And it's going to almost certainly going to have to involve everyone letting the past be the past.

        Der Weg ist das Ziel

        by duhban on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 12:28:54 PM PDT

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    •  This site has community standards (2+ / 0-)
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      and alliances. It makes no pretense to political neutrality.

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