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  •  If she could imagine herself on the reservation (0+ / 0-)

    and that reservation had available jobs, then she'd be empathetic and within reason to be a scold.  So the issue isn't empathy, per se, but a factual misunderstanding about employment on the reservation.

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    by burrow owl on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 11:00:53 AM PDT

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    •  Except the factual misunderstanding exists (1+ / 0-)
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      because of her lack of empathy.  Had she been making an effort to understand, she'd have listened to the facts when they were provided her rather than terming them "excuses".  

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 11:14:56 AM PDT

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    •  Disagree with idea that the issue is (2+ / 0-)
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      "a factual misunderstanding about employment on the reservation."

      I think the issue is that the woman revealed herself to be operating from a deep belief in a framework of inferiority/superiority.  

      When that is operating, facts alone are never enough to change the relationship.  

      "Never say you know the last word about any human heart, except maybe Max Baucus." - Henry James, with apologies.

      by RadioGirl on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 11:21:42 AM PDT

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