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  •  "Code words" can be overdone (0+ / 0-)

    I don't see those words as code words. I see them as words, which mean what they mean.

    If you want to imagine they are code words, that's a personal choice. But they are not, they are just words. If you want to assign racial status to simple descriptions of individuals, then you're the one projecting your own biases.

    And to call this article "cryptoracist" is ridiculous. It's a portrait of a politician drawing from a writers' experience.  

    •  You're Overdone (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not going to let you hijack my comment into dwelling on your strawman abou the content of the article. We're talking about the frontpage "uppity" intro. You are now refusing to even recognize that fact, the only one ontopic.

      Don't give me any more of your judgements of what's "ridiculous", projections, or how to decode racial reporting, and expect me to respect your opinion.

      Again, try knowing what the hell you're talking about before turning your ire on me. Especially if you're going to wrap it in "smug" insults.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 02:09:52 PM PST

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      •  The thread is about the whole article (0+ / 0-)

        The thread is about the whole article! That's what the original post said.From the very first sentence:

        The answer is no, the article, which focuses on Obama's transformation since his 2000 House campaign, doesn't get any less nasty, although it doesn't explicitly repeat the racially loaded term "uppity" (that choice, apparently, belongs to whoever does the front page of Salon).

        And, this statement is false when they describe as "nasty" a column that only recounts history from the perspective of the author who lived it. I think people are using the "racist" card to bash a column saying things they don't want said.

        And this is a column where the author winds up supporting Obama's bids for office and speaking glowingly of him! But, nothing less than adulation will be accepted!

        Again, I ask for the list of codewords. If you're so sure what they are, you should be able to write a list so we all know what words to avoid. Where is the list?

        •  End of Thread (0+ / 0-)

          Where is your highschool yearbook?

          You replied to my post about the word "uppity", and have refused to discuss it. Instead you're trying to argue about your own preferred subjects. Along the way, you're obnoxious.

          Try replying to someone who wants to argue with you on your subjects. And try learning some manners, or at least what the hell you're talking about.

          Goodbye.

          "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

          by DocGonzo on Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 07:21:27 PM PST

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