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  •  Well, sadly, I think racism was already pretty (4+ / 0-)

    mainstream. Although this is ugly and painful to watch, I don't think we're going to see too many Americans jumping on board with Rush's call for segregated busses.

    I mean, hey, if Rush and his ilk want to argue openly for a return to segregation, well, it's a free country and I can't stop them. I just hope they don't expect me to pretend to take them seriously when they say they aren't racists.

    •  What makes me crazy is that people keeping (0+ / 0-)

      saying this is's about 25% to 30% of our population.  White people are about 65% of our population and it is about half of white people.  Granted it is the older half and a portion of the uneducated, poorer group but is not a fringe group as people keep saying.  It is a large enough portion of this country to be of serious concern.

      •  I think my point is, this is nothing new. (0+ / 0-)

        Its not as if the people who have these views just developed them recently. They may be in a full blown panic right now, and so be out and proud with their racism, but that's because they're losing and they know it. These are the same people who wanted segregated busses in the 1960s, and they still want them now. If 50 years hasn't changed them, I doubt they're going to change. Fortunately, the rest of us now have the numbers to outvote them.

        •  I think it is changing and it will change as (0+ / 0-)

          the older people die off and our population becomes more educated but right now the demographics are not in our favor. What we don't want to have happen is that this older generation passes on this hate to their grandchildren and people like Rush are not helping.  He foments hate and he gives voice to their anger and ugliness.

      •  UHm I don't think half of all white people (0+ / 0-)

        (even the older ones) are racist maybe soft bigots in certain situations.  

        GOP = Godless opposition party We Hassle to make America a Vassal (state)

        by Shhs on Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 08:29:42 AM PDT

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