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  •  SHE. IS. A. RACIST. (1+ / 0-)
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    Anyone who says those things that you quoted, and then days later says that people are attacking her BECAUSE SHE IS WHITE, is a racist.  These aren't isolated statements by Ferraro .. she's been beating this drum for a few months probably.  White people who complain about black people as if they get preferential treament because they are black, and then complain about some imagined reverse-racism, are racist.  Period.  And there's even the quotes from 1988 when she basically said the same thing about Jesse Jackson.  She's a racist.  Defending racism is enabling racism.  That's a form of racism.  That's the truth.  I'm tempted to go on and say things about the diarist, but maybe she can just think about these things and see the error of her ways.

    •  The diarist sees just fine (0+ / 0-)

      I have given a lot of thought to race and gender in this "race" to power. I don't like your implication here. Making false charges of racism (against me) is just as dangerous and weakens any real charge of racial bias and any real opportunity for change. I stand by my diary and my interpretation of Ferraro's comments in this context.

      The MSM has made similar statements regarding Obama and actually done a good job of discussing the historical firsts and how CW is thrown out the window. I think Team Obama and supporters have had a knee jerk reaction because of Ferraro's association with the Clinton campaign.

      I have heard charges here that Ferraro has had a history of making "misstatements" like this regarding black men. That changes the context and I will look in to it.

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