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View Diary: How much are the attacks on Obama racial? (55 comments)

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  •  What concerns me (1+ / 0-)
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    is that we on the left sometimes throw around the word "racist" too casually, trying to discern people's motives, which may be more complex. That there are racists at these anti-Obama rallies seems beyond question; how important racism is as an underlying motive to the entire movement is less clear.

    •  Always a valid concern (1+ / 0-)
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      These protests are unquestionably complicated with multiple drivers. To say that they are racist and admit no other motivating factors would be overly simplistic. Of course, racism itself is a complex issue that is not a simple matter of xenophobia. We have class and social issues interwoven in all this, too. You raise an excellent point.

      Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

      by The Raven on Mon Aug 10, 2009 at 11:59:06 AM PDT

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