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  •  Thank You for this Diary! (8+ / 0-)

    I admit that I rarely wear my gele anymore except for truly special occasions(it along with braids was a regular part of my young adulthood as a political statement) but I revere the ones I have, one of which was a gift from an African friend.  To read some of the comments here over the expulsion of two hijab wearing Obama supporters from view for fear of white neophytes might thing was just too much for me -- even after Barack Obama did the only moral thing to do and apologized, you still read people trying to defend what happened.  With friends like that.....we're all still going to be pandering to racism and xenophobia when my grandchildren pass away.

    And that's not even about the change we claim this campaign is supposed to be about.

    •  EXACTLY! (3+ / 0-)
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      MTmarilyn, Deoliver47, KentuckyKat

      And that's not even about the change we claim this campaign is supposed to be about.

      And that's why I was so disappointed in the whole mess.

      How are the Democrats going to protect us from terrorists, if they can't even protect us from Republicans?

      by Muzikal203 on Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 06:17:52 AM PDT

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    •  I hope not... (4+ / 0-)
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      vbdietz, mayim, Deoliver47, Alohilani

      if there is one message to take away from the coverage of the race, it is that trying to paint someone as culturally different is losing its power.  I am not sure whether people are finally getting educated (one can hope) or whether people are just tired of the right-wing hate but I am hopeful that we can bring about some lasting changes in the way that the various cultures in our society relate.

      What the volunteers did to those Obama supporters is shameful.  I am very pleased by Obama's response. I understand that people here are fearful after the last two presidential elections, but that does not make such intolerance ok.

      Stepping down off of soapbox....

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