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  •  Could be, I suppose, but...in Minnesota, that's (1+ / 0-)
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    probably just her experience.

    Is there no room for her not to understand the problems faced by others without being a racist?

    Insulated, perhaps, and not especially sensitive.
    Maybe racist, but you are jumping to that conclusion based on mighty thin input.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 09:24:09 AM PDT

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    •  Have you read her other comments (5+ / 0-)

      She refers to President Obama as The INEVITABLE ONE.

      And besides, I know she's racist. There's a reason I commented that her first comment gave me flashbacks to my childhood. My dad, who is a racist, talks exactly like that.

      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 Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 09:27:06 AM PDT

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      •  Hillary is the INEVITABLE ONE (2+ / 0-)
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        Sorry if people don't know who hasn't had a word to say on this issue but yes please do just live within your own narrative.  

        I figure HRC being a woman of about my age from a suburb not so unlike mine, knows what I'm talking about.  I disagree with her on plenty, but she's not dumb enough to think you win elections by branding the typical life experience of white voters as racist.

        I predict this will become clearer to you all when your bubble bursts in November and Democrats lose the Senate.

        •  Oh my word (3+ / 0-)
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          I should have remembered. I had forgotten how some folks here labeled her that.

          I wonder if you realize how ironic your comment is, though. After all, I am quite sure Hillary knows enough not to piss off racist folks like you.

          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 Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:18:27 AM PDT

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        •  it's not your "life experience" (4+ / 0-)
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          you dumbass racist, it's your refusal to acknowledge or even attempt to understand that millions of your fellow citizens have much different experiences, they're not just making it up, and they have a right to the peaceful life that you enjoy.  Maybe, just maybe, it might sink through your dark soul that it's better for everyone when all citizens enjoy equal rights.    

          you can shit on my face but that doesn't mean I have to lick my lips

          by red rabbit on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:12:21 AM PDT

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    •  Well, it's reeking of privilege (7+ / 0-)

      and greenbell has been made aware that it is, indeed, a privileged position.

      Since she keeps insisting that her reality is the norm (or should be the norm) in spite of an overwhelming amout of evidence to the contrary on this very blog then, yes, it does cross the line into racism.

      •  Yes, I can agree with that. (1+ / 0-)
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        And it might be racist.
        And SHE might be racist.

        Now that I know who "THE INEVITABLE ONE" is, I'll go back and re-read her comments to see if they change in that context.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 09:49:03 AM PDT

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      •  Maybe not exactly "racist" - maybe just "selfish" (1+ / 0-)
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        TomP

        certainly 'classist' and very 'conventional' -- with all the negative judgement that those characteristics invite: like

        'small'
        'sheltered'
        'privileged'
        'entitled'
        'self satisfied'

        also
        'complacent' and 'complicit'

        but not NECESSARILY "Racist"

        Our British cousins have managed, and still manage, all sorts of incivility and injustice to their native-born, pale white 'chavvy urchins' and 'yobos' without any reference to race or religion, at all, at all.

        And last I looked:  "Jock", "Paddy,"  Taffey and even "Abraham" were all as White as any Mayfair Lady.

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