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    however, as I pointed out, you DID NOT PROVIDE any comparable data.  Whether it's unconfortable demographic data or not is at best undetermined.

    in fact, for all we know, non-religious whites (at 40%) may well be the LOWEST level of support for torture in the US.  In fact, it wouldn't surprise me at all if that were true, since minorities are often more religious, and a lot of these issues that trend with religiosity often cut agains the liberal point of view in minority communities.

    Next, I would say that the use of demographic trends to smear whole groups is a strategy LONG employed to propagate negative stereotypes against minorities.  Blacks are more likely to drop out of schools, have single parent families, be convicted of violent crimes, etc., which is used by the right wing frequently to smear all African Americans in a profoundly perverse way.  I deplore that intellectual move.

    next, It is legitimate to smear groups which self-assemble based on professed values and political aims, it is not legitimate to smear groups that have absolutely no a priori correlation with such attributes.

    But I will HR unapologetic racist assertions.  Nothing to do with close to the bone.  I just don't stand for it, regardless of the group it goes against.  I didn't initially, but your willingness to proceed further convinced me a firmer statement is needed.

    In any event, I can tell I'm not going to convince you.  I am just trying to demonstrate why such statements are objectionable.

    Too far left to be part of the base anymore.

    by Guinho on Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 11:04:27 AM PST

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