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  •  Your diary made my day yesterday (2+ / 0-)
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    sardonyx, Deoliver47

    Please, please post more.

    I am blown away by what you posted. I shared it with my husband and daughter. I also emailed the link to my friends who I profiled in the diary. Among others.

    You, sir, blew our minds.

    Thank YOU.

    "Poverty or wealth can make all the differences in securing the substance or only the shadow of constitutional protections." -Wiley Rutledge

    by asimbagirl on Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 09:28:33 PM PDT

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    •  will do (2+ / 0-)
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      asimbagirl, sardonyx
      btw - I'm Denise :)
      very female and even more feminist, currently in trouble with many of my friends, who are staunch
      Hillary supporters.  But today, I think I won one over - she didn't know Barack's mom was an anthropologist, and she saw my bumper sticker which says "anthropologists for Obama".

      She's an anthropologist/feminist too.  I referred her to some of the extraordinary work done by his mother aiding women in developing countries, and pointed out that his early acculturation is the foundation for his ability to see multiple perspectives, including gender issues. I think the Rev. Wright thing had her a bit shaken as well - but when she was able to accept that his church membership was and is part of his committment to grass-roots organizing and that he has essentialy adopted the anthropological methodology of "participant-observation" to acculturate himself in the African-American community she asked me to send her some of his positions on issues, and she ordered his books on amazon.  

      I think a lot of people forget that he is not really African-American in the way the term is used here in the US. His father may have been from Kenya - but Barack wasn't raised by, and didn't know his father.  If anything - he was first Asian American (by nurture).  I got a glimpse of this observing his sister.  He is rooted to the black community here by dint of hard work, and via his wife and daughters.  

      But his perspective is truly more universal. Which is why is seems so at ease within himself, and more even-handed than most of us.

      Anyway - I'm rambling...and need to get some sleep. G'nite to all, and thanks again asimbagirl  

      •  Oh, heck, I'm sorry! (1+ / 0-)
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        Deoliver47

        I'd have known this if I'd clicked through on your UID, too.

        I'd love to chat more with you - is there any chance at all that you'll be attending Netroots Nation in July? My email is in my profile.

        "Poverty or wealth can make all the differences in securing the substance or only the shadow of constitutional protections." -Wiley Rutledge

        by asimbagirl on Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 10:08:27 PM PDT

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