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  •  Right... (0+ / 0-)

    That's not at all a fair argument--in fact, it doesn't even make a lot of sense. But the fact that I cede a person's right to be racist does not mean I adhere to the ideology. Obviously, I wish we lived in a world where racism doesn't exist.

    •  Well, that's really big of you (0+ / 0-)

      But what we're talking about here is how it's so much easier to say, "They must be racist," rather than to see things from a different angle.

      Not to say that racism doesn't exist.
      But there is an unfair expectation here that it is somehow more prevalent among the proletariat.
      Look at how many black traders you see on the floor of the NYSE next time they show it on TV.

      By viewing the world through the lenses of racism, considering how easy it is that the, "Must be racism," thing pops out of you, you're speaking more about what's going on inside of you than you are about something external and alien to you.

      From the heart, the mouth speaks.
      "Must be racism."

      •  You're arguing against the wind. (0+ / 0-)

        My point is that claiming that Obama cannot win the votes of "working class" people excludes African Americans--a group he wins 9-1--from said class.

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