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  •  The PC police strike again... (3.00)
    I'm sorry guys but Powell is an Uncle Tom.  How else can you explain him flushing his credibility down the toilet in order to support Bush's policies.  I bet if you ask, many black people out there would say the same thing.  He's not looking out what's best for this country, let alone what's best for minorities or anything else, he's just a part of Bush's good ol' boy network now.  

    Kerry Express 2004- Bridge Out Ahead!

    by Asak on Mon Apr 12, 2004 at 04:40:41 PM PDT

    •  PC Police? (none)
      You come to this with a preconceived notion of the basis of our objections (or at least mine).

      I don't object to the phrase "Uncle Tom."  Indeed, I used it and will use it on Clarence Thomas, where the shoe fits.

      Powell is not an Uncle Tom.  you ask the question "How else can you explain him flushing his credibility down the toilet?"

      I can think of many and Uncle Tomism is not one of them.

      Tema player, thinks he can do more good, is flat out wrong, is stupid, craven, loves the power, etc.

      People in government do the worng thing all the time.  Good people.  People you thought were good.  Bad people.

      But "Uncle Tom" is a serious charge, and I think should be levelled at those who advance themselves through their race at the expense of their race.

      Powell's follies have cost us much, as Americans.  Powell has not directly advanced his interests at the direct expense of Afircan-Americans.

      Clarence Thomas did.  And that's the difference.

      It is not a PC thing and I think you should the arguments before making empty assertions.

    •  PC Police -- Guilty as Charged (4.00)
      • I am a liberal
      • I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU
      • I am supporter of MoveOn.org
      • I reject racist, sexist, xenophobic terms, even when used against people I hate.
      Call me crazy.
    •  PC (none)
      One... why should I ask a bunch of black people about... oh yeah, Powell is black.

      Defining people by their race is racist... do we bother looking up Rumsfelds racial ethnicity to add a racial criticism to make to go along with being a neocon good new boy?  And why should we bother?

      Personally, I admit I'm a little PC about racial remarks... but does that make me PC?  The terms struck me as vile when I first heard it in the mid 80's, because it's pro-dogmatic in nature.

      To be part of the Politically Correct Police I would have to take some dogma and apply it... no... I'm just trying to think of things in non-racial terms when racial terms do not pertain (you wouldn't hear me complain about talking about African-American music... per se...), and I think that's a much better way to go.

      Call the reaction what you will.

    •  Guilty As Charged (none)
      I bet if you ask, many black people out there would say the same thing.

      Well, of course that would make you an expert on the subject.

      Actually, it's not 'pc' (nice try), it's just taking racism seriously. As MLK said, "not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character".

      It's important to be able to distinguish between the two. Most liberals -- in fact, most adults -- do.

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