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  •  Well, there is a lot of institutional racism. (1+ / 0-)
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    For instance, what about the disparate sentencing that is taking place all over the country? What about Blacks being many times more likely to get the death penalty than Whites are? What about felons not getting the right to vote after they have done their time, which disproportionately affects Blacks? Doesn't that bother you that all this is happening?

    •  This wasn't about (1+ / 0-)
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      institutional raciscm.

      My post was about what he said about the USA.

      Your entire post is excusing what his pastor said.
      Racism is racism.

      Doesn't matter what the reason or excuses are for it.
      And MOST people recognize it when they see it.
      This is getting a lot of airplay and contrary to the defenders on this blog, this will NOT go over well in flyover country.

      Obama is for putting this kind of crap behind us or so I thought.
      I am offended by what he said and I view it as racism.

      A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount of "up to and including my life." - unknown

      by AJsMom on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 02:40:55 PM PDT

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      •  No, it is not. (0+ / 0-)

        It's OK to be angry at racism and the radical right-wing power structure that we are all fighting against. We are destroying ourselves thanks to our institutional racism. There is nothing wrong with saying that we are destroying ourselves or explaining how we are (military industrial complex, blowback, racism, driving while Black, etc). If we are not angry, then something is seriously wrong with us.

        •  Eternal (0+ / 0-)

          You can keep thinking it is just the right that is racist, but I am telling you, when this gets airplay, Mr. and Mrs. Middle America are damn sure not gonna like it!
          I live in the midwest and those that say "God Damn America" are not going to be ignored.
          This is Obama's spiritual advisor, he is a part of his campaign and he has been his pastor for 20 years.
          Outside of this site, this will be looked at as racist, hate speech.
          Middle of the road people, who are not racist, will not look kindly at their country being called the "U S KKKA".
          And because of their long association, some will feel that this is how Obama looks at things.
          Look at how it was treated when Michelle said that for the first time she was proud of America.

          A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount of "up to and including my life." - unknown

          by AJsMom on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 04:42:31 PM PDT

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          •  In light of her preacher's rhetoric is it any (1+ / 0-)
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            wonder that she had never been proud of America in her adult life?  There are also several relatively disturbing quotes I've read from Senator Obama's first book, Dreams from My Father

            "...certain whites could be excluded from the general category of our distrust"

              "There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs," he wrote. "It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."

              He added: "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."

              "I had grown accustomed, everywhere, to suspicions between the races."

              "There was something about him that made me wary," [he wrote regarding a potential employer] "A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white."

            DKos - Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, or else someone will call you a troll ...

            by kbman on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 10:16:59 PM PDT

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