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  •  anyone who thinks that... (2+ / 0-)
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    racism is ever going to end is terminally naive.

    And anyone who thinks that pointing out that Glenn Beck is a racist is going to change the mind of Glenn Beck viewers is terminally naive.

    But I am sure this will zip to the top of the rec list because this is information none of us were aware of.

    I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class, especially since I rule!

    by jbou on Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 06:33:28 PM PST

    •  I don't think racism is going to end anytime soon (0+ / 0-)

      but I do dream of a day when people will be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.

      •  I hate that the Republiklan Party (1+ / 0-)
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        Uses that line of Dr.King to say that racism ended.He also made a comment about reparation, of course Klannity and Beck don't remember that line.

        Think...It ain't illegal yet ! George Clinton

        by kid funkadelic on Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 07:43:59 PM PST

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      •  keep the dream alive... (0+ / 0-)

        but remember how stupid the average person is and then think about this, half of the population is dumber then they are. Ignorance hate and racism are here to stay. We need to be vigilant in making sure that racism does is fought as much as possible, but we need to pick our battles and I am of the belief that fighting with Glenn Beck is a waste of our energy.

        I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class, especially since I rule!

        by jbou on Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 07:52:15 PM PST

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        •  I do believe the election of Obama (0+ / 0-)

          is a step in the right direction. Unlike some people here, I do not believe racism is the dominant factor in the hatred of Obama. But I do believe it is a significant factor, and it would have been so with any black person who was the first to become president, regardless of his or her political affiliation. Before, the racism was kept under the surface; now, it is boiling over, and while watching this happen is frightening in many ways, in the long run it will probably be good for the country. The racism can be more easily dealt with when it is out in the open, and it shows we are reaching a new threshold as our culture adjusts to the idea that a black person can lead the country (and effectively the entire world). After Obama's presidency is over, racism won't be finished--not remotely--but we will have taken a significant step forward.

          •  That's not true (1+ / 0-)
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            If a Black Republican was running they would have gotten the same amount of votes as McCain /Palin.They would have been the most hated black person in black America.

            Think...It ain't illegal yet ! George Clinton

            by kid funkadelic on Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 08:50:53 PM PST

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            •  Even Colin Powell? (0+ / 0-)

              Powell was one of the most respected black men in the 1990s, and well-liked across the political spectrum. He never ran, and it's far from clear he could have survived the Republican primaries (given that he was pro-choice), but I'm just saying hypothetically that whoever would have become the first black president would have brought the racists out of the woodwork. I think the hatred of Obama is a combination of racism and the right's inability to handle the reality of being decisively thrown out of the White House for the first time since 1932.

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