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Response to davidpdx (Reply #79)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:02 AM

83. That's my feeling too.

I lived in South Florida, and although it's not really the South as it's full of people from Northern states, I know that people had a mind set in the past that they mostly do not have in the present. Most people have evolved. I read last night on CNN an interview with her pastor. He's AA and he came out in her defense. I also know that she helps finance a school for underprivileged boys. I watched once an episode of her show where these boys had been invited to eat at her home. Most of the boys were AA.

I think that the perception of racism is the third rail in this country. Short of committing a major crime, everyone would rather be called anything other than a racist. I think that the media is having a knee jerk reaction because they too don't want to be called racist. Ditto for the Food Network. I checked their Facebook page and they are being killed over her firing. I think that we as Americans consider ourselves to be fair people. We don't like it when someone is being railroaded.

Look what has been happening here the last week or so when some posters started threads accusing other members of being racists if they opposed Obama's NSA spying. It created a lot of bad feelings. There's nothing that stops a conversation faster than hurling the "racism" word at someone.

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