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  •  White on white murder (13+ / 0-)

    is the topic of this vox.com article by Matt Yglesias.

    Yet the disturbing truth, according to the FBI's most recent homicide statistics, is that the United States is in the wake of an epidemic of white-on-white crime. Back in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, a staggering 83 percent of white murder victims were killed by fellow Caucasians.
    •  I love the last sentence of that article (4+ / 0-)
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      Quite amusing.

      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 Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 06:25:24 PM PDT

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      •  It is supposed to parody Joe Klein's (9+ / 0-)

        clueless article that Yglesias links in the beginning. The whole thing is a hoot.

        Clearly, the social disaster of white violence has complicated roots. But the beginning of an answer is to admit that we have a problem. It's striking that President Obama, who's frequently found time to comment on the height of black men's waistlines, seems oblivious to this torrent of white killing. To be fair to the White House, however, it would be uniquely difficult for Obama to address this delicate issue. The real tragedy is that none of Obama's 43 white predecessors have addressed it either. Indeed, looking back on America's political iconography, there are disturbing trends toward the glorification of white violence. Peer inside the US Capitol building, and you'll find a monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis — the leader of an insurgency that caused an unprecedented quantity of violent white deaths.
        This is the Klein stupid piece:
        Oddly, the election of Barack Obama–poor guy–has blunted the conversation about race relations, at least on the white side. We elected a black man with a Muslim name to be President. What other country would do that? The conversation has also been blunted, honorably, by the President himself in the face of some of the most tawdry race-baiting since Selma.
        https://time.com/...

        Really, read the Klein piece--it is one of the stupidest things I have ever read, outside of racist comments on newspaper articles.

        It's *Gandhi*, not Ghandi

        by poco on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 06:37:28 PM PDT

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        •  Oh ew (6+ / 0-)

          I will, but would really prefer not to. Klein has been an obvious racist asshat for years. I can't believe so many people take him seriously.

          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 Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 06:42:25 PM PDT

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        •  He failed upward nt (1+ / 0-)
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          I voted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 because it is my right, my responsibility and because my parents moved from Alabama to Ohio to vote. Unfortunately, the republicons want to turn Ohio into Alabama.

          by a2nite on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 09:11:40 AM PDT

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