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  •  You answered your own question... (0+ / 0-)

    Pat's audience are outdated old white men who are afraid of change.  I will not connect the dots! ;)

    Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

    by EdgedInBlue on Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 08:56:48 PM PDT

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    •  not true (0+ / 0-)

      i have been in no less than six discussions in the last two days where others (young white men) have asserted these same things (although they may have been parroting) and then attempted to tell me that there is no such thing as white privilege.

      it does everyone a disservice to pretend that this is a dying breed of racism.

      Tim Wise has a formulation in his latest book, Between Barack and a Hard Place, where he discusses Racism 1.0 and Racism 2.0.  Racism 1.0 is the Strom Thurmond school.  2.0 creates Racial Exceptionalism; Obama is great because he isn't like all the other black people.  

      Pat is merely a dot on the continuum.  To limit his remarks to "old white men" is to ignore a systemic fact of racism that is still very much a part of our day to day interactions.  

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