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March 01, 2010

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Ignatz

--I have yet to meet a single open racist who considers themselves a liberal.--

I have. But I've met far more who are closet racists who aren't even honest enough to let blacks know how little they think of them.
Which of course is why I have had more than one black friend tell me they prefer the open racism they've encountered to the patronising veiled superiority of white liberals and their behind-closed-door watermelon jokes.

--Stace, calling someone Uncle Tom or Aunt Jemima isn't racist. It's a characterization of their attitude toward race.--

What a frickin dunce. It's a characterization [read racial stereotype] of a black person's attitude toward race.

bunkberbuster

Ignatz: characterization is not stereotype. It's telling you don't understand the difference. Even more revealing is that you think it's racist to characterize a black persons attitude toward race. Of course, that would make you a racist, since you just characterized your black friend's attitudes toward race. Presumably, you think it's not racist to characterize a white person's attitude toward race -- either that, or you just haven't thought it through.

By the way, I would agree with you that there are a percentage of liberals who are more racist than they let on. But that's a human condition. Almost everyone's more racist than they let on.

Strawman Cometh

I would agree with you that there are a percentage of liberals who are more racist than they let on. But that's a human condition. Almost everyone's more racist than they let on.

so can we drop the pretense of racism as the greatest sin. or are your ilk getting too much mileage out of it?

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