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  •  ah...what white man is? can you name one? (0+ / 0-)

    immune from the prejudices that white privilege...entails

    Keith Olbermann stood up and roared in defiance of the Bush-Cheney death machine

    by memofromturner on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 02:27:00 PM PDT

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    •  But the vast majority of them . . . (5+ / 0-)

      don't have a national platform and multimillion-dollar microphone.  

      Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

      by Aji on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 02:42:41 PM PDT

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      •  seriously, i don't think keith olbermann's (0+ / 0-)

        thinly disguised racism is much of a problem compared to the real challenges most people face...you seem to have a major burr under your saddle about KO and his attitudes about racial matters, which i find somewhat perplexing

        Keith Olbermann stood up and roared in defiance of the Bush-Cheney death machine

        by memofromturner on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 03:41:01 PM PDT

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        •  Do me a favor - this diary is about the (5+ / 0-)

          sentence for Oscar Grants killer.

          You've wandered far afield and no - neither Aji or anyone else here spends a lot of time worrying about KO.  You don't know her, or me, I have never seen you in Black Kos...so give it a break.

          There are now close to 70 diaries re KO.  We are annoyed,  but no one here is rejoicing that he is suspended.  

          So speak to the topic at hand.  

          thanks.

          "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

          by Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 03:48:07 PM PDT

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          •  so why the wailing about KO diaries? (0+ / 0-)

            this diary is about sentence for Oscar Grants killer.

            I have never seen you in Black Kos...so give it a break.

            that's an interesting comment...what exactly does it mean? i don't "hang out" with special groups on this blog, much like most of the people here...are you saying because you don't know me from black kos i can't comment in any thread i see fit? btw, i think i've been a member here longer than you

            Keith Olbermann stood up and roared in defiance of the Bush-Cheney death machine

            by memofromturner on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 03:54:05 PM PDT

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    •  Not immune - but divested of - yes. (5+ / 0-)
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      blueness, Larsstephens, princss6, sjterrid, Aji

      I can name quite a few, that I know well.  They have spent years working at shedding privilege.  Not an easy task.  

      This is not an simple subject to address, and though it gets brought up here quite a bit - it still rubs many the wrong way.  

      But you can wage struggle against ascribed status.  

      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 03:15:53 PM PDT

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      •  being white in america is like having a twenty (0+ / 0-)

        dollar bill in your shoe at all times...it works as an ace in the hole...although the landscape is littered with white people unable to work it very well, white privilege is a fact of life

        what it has to do with keith olbermann, i don't know, other than the fact that he is white, 50 and rich - which i suppose makes him inevitably racist in the eyes of some people

        Keith Olbermann stood up and roared in defiance of the Bush-Cheney death machine

        by memofromturner on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 03:47:56 PM PDT

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