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Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:30 AM

89. Racism serves a purpose.

If you are white and don't have anything else--no money, education, power or prospects for a better life for yourself or your family you can always take refuge psychologically in the thought that at least you are superior to black people. That is how the corrupt white elite have manipulated poor white people into supporting them against their own best interests. The majority of white people in the South have far more in common in terms of economic self-interest with black people than with the ruling class. This is something that Bill Clinton understood. I wish other Democratic politicians would argue that case openly and passionately. It is long past time for the South to join the movement for greater equality for everyone (which is not to say that the North has done such a great job of it; hence the Occupy movement).

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