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40. uh... we can't discuss racism?
Is this a fascist site now?


What we don't need is someone deciding the race issues are off limits because they are difficult to discuss. Yes, let's go back to the 50s where everyone knows their place and it's a dark little secret that lies below the surface.

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  -Kick and Rec if you want the Black/White Bullshit off DU. Bonobo  Sep-16-08 10:10 AM   #0 
  - Agree.  Skwmom   Sep-16-08 10:11 AM   #1 
  - Agreed.  racaulk   Sep-16-08 10:11 AM   #2 
  - Agree. We've got too much on our plate as it is without the added pork. nt  nc4bo   Sep-16-08 10:11 AM   #3 
  - kick  maddezmom   Sep-16-08 10:12 AM   #4 
  - amen (NT)  kernelfarmer   Sep-16-08 10:12 AM   #5 
  - k&r.  bunnies   Sep-16-08 10:12 AM   #6 
  - K&R  MadrasT   Sep-16-08 10:12 AM   #7 
  - Agreed.  Chorophyll   Sep-16-08 10:12 AM   #8 
  - And their operatives generate this shit. nt  Enthusiast   Sep-16-08 08:48 PM   #117 
  - K & R.  tandot   Sep-16-08 10:13 AM   #9 
  - K&R...n/t  Hepburn   Sep-16-08 10:13 AM   #10 
  - It's woman vs. woman and it's Rovian--coming on the day when two of the most powerful feminist group  blondeatlast   Sep-16-08 10:13 AM   #11 
  - LGBT and women are treated horrendously here  Cherchez la Femme   Sep-16-08 12:24 PM   #70 
  - Hear hear.  SoonerPride   Sep-16-08 10:13 AM   #12 
  - Done  BeyondGeography   Sep-16-08 10:13 AM   #13 
  - Please read and rec my thread  DesertedRose   Sep-16-08 10:13 AM   #14 
  - Done. Thanks DesertedRose! nt  JenniferZ   Sep-16-08 11:43 AM   #63 
  - agree  blue2helix   Sep-16-08 10:14 AM   #15 
  - K & R  democracy1st   Sep-16-08 10:15 AM   #16 
  - KICKED  Champion_Jack   Sep-16-08 10:15 AM   #17 
  - K_R  jakem   Sep-16-08 10:16 AM   #18 
  - K & R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  firedupdem   Sep-16-08 10:16 AM   #19 
  - This is the thread that should be kicked above the other two, please.  blondeatlast   Sep-16-08 10:16 AM   #20 
  - done!  bushmeat   Sep-16-08 10:19 AM   #23 
  - done  curious one   Sep-16-08 05:04 PM   #102 
  - Right.  H2O Man   Sep-16-08 10:16 AM   #21 
  - Aggreed. K&R n/t  cdb   Sep-16-08 10:17 AM   #22 
  - kick  democracy1st   Sep-16-08 10:20 AM   #24 
  - k&r  blogslut   Sep-16-08 10:20 AM   #25 
  - Does K& R take those other two threads  firedupdem   Sep-16-08 10:23 AM   #26 
  - This thread  H2O Man   Sep-16-08 10:28 AM   #28 
  - Kick  racaulk   Sep-16-08 10:24 AM   #27 
  - K&R!  lamprey   Sep-16-08 10:30 AM   #29 
  - Kick...I'm tired of it all. n/t  vaberella   Sep-16-08 10:31 AM   #30 
  - Agreed: I am sick of it  Marrah_G   Sep-16-08 10:33 AM   #31 
  - K & R!  Hope And Change   Sep-16-08 10:34 AM   #32 
  - K&R. nt  dgibby   Sep-16-08 10:34 AM   # 
  - k&r  Diamonique   Sep-16-08 10:34 AM   #33 
  - agreed n/t  sazemisery   Sep-16-08 10:35 AM   #34 
  - But unless you acknowledge it, you can't fight it  BlueInPhilly   Sep-16-08 10:35 AM   #35 
     - FOCUS & UNITY  notaboutus   Sep-16-08 11:26 AM   #58 
  - Yes.  Bluenorthwest   Sep-16-08 10:41 AM   #36 
  - Sorry. It doesn't go away if we ignore it.  Pithlet   Sep-16-08 10:44 AM   #37 
  - agreed  nini   Sep-16-08 10:47 AM   #41 
  - Thanks.  Pithlet   Sep-16-08 10:51 AM   #47 
     - It "started such a stink"  polmaven   Sep-17-08 07:05 AM   #144 
        - What went on yesterday that involved threats, accusations or Clinton supporters being called racist?  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 09:09 AM   #156 
        - Maybe part of the problem  Balderdash   Sep-17-08 12:36 PM   #168 
           - The real problem is that "white women" seem to be the only words in my post you read . . .  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 01:32 PM   #175 
              - You did single out a particular group of "white women"  Balderdash   Sep-17-08 03:16 PM   #185 
                 - I singled out a group of white women are voting for McCain because Obama is black  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 03:57 PM   #186 
                    - Before the primaries were even over some people on  Balderdash   Sep-17-08 05:59 PM   #194 
        - Sorry. Still don't see why it started such a stink.  Pithlet   Sep-17-08 02:03 PM   #183 
           - Just how many  polmaven   Sep-17-08 04:21 PM   #187 
              - You can't possibly be serious!  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 04:49 PM   #189 
              - There are no rules against posting about people other than DUers.  Pithlet   Sep-17-08 11:39 PM   #198 
  - Exactly. We're all adults & should be able to talk things through.  Chloroplast   Sep-16-08 10:49 AM   #45 
  - I can't get behind this either.  Raineyb   Sep-16-08 11:01 AM   #49 
  - We HAVE to be able to discuss racism. I could be behind it if we're  NoMoreLurking   Sep-16-08 12:20 PM   #69 
  - K&R  SIMPLYB1980   Sep-16-08 10:45 AM   #38 
  - **K&R**Oh for the love of Mike, just pull out a gun and shoot ourselves it the foot  peacetrain   Sep-16-08 10:46 AM   #39 
  - uh... we can't discuss racism?  nini   Sep-16-08 10:47 AM   #40 
  - We can discuss racism without making broad brush statements about women  Lilith Velkor   Sep-16-08 01:46 PM   #79 
     - The OP was about racism  nini   Sep-16-08 04:59 PM   #99 
        - This one, yes...  polmaven   Sep-17-08 07:09 AM   #145 
           - One of those threads were spot on  Raineyb   Sep-17-08 07:13 AM   #146 
           - And just why is it that you  polmaven   Sep-17-08 08:58 AM   #154 
              - I call PUMA apologist because there never seems to be any end to the excuses for  Raineyb   Sep-17-08 01:59 PM   #181 
                 - Well, then, please  polmaven   Sep-17-08 04:29 PM   #188 
                    - Do you not read before post or do you just pull this shit out of your ass?  Raineyb   Sep-17-08 05:21 PM   #191 
           - So if someone didn't see that other thread  nini   Sep-17-08 09:30 AM   #158 
              - Those other threads were the subject of the OP.  Lilith Velkor   Sep-17-08 11:17 AM   #165 
                 - not all of us spend all day here and have other things going on in our lives  nini   Sep-17-08 01:08 PM   #174 
  - Amen to that. K&R  Doremus   Sep-16-08 10:48 AM   #42 
  - Agree. K & R  Arkansas Granny   Sep-16-08 10:48 AM   #43 
  - YES!! Yes! Yes!  murbley40   Sep-16-08 10:48 AM   #44 
  - k&r  vanderRock   Sep-16-08 10:50 AM   #46 
  - yep.  cliffordu   Sep-16-08 10:58 AM   #48 
  - K&R  cricket08   Sep-16-08 11:02 AM   #50 
  - Kick  dccrossman   Sep-16-08 11:07 AM   #51 
  - OMG! Bonobo I never agree with you  Balderdash   Sep-16-08 11:10 AM   #52 
  - I agree, too. n/t  rvablue   Sep-16-08 11:14 AM   #53 
  - K&R  Dora   Sep-16-08 11:15 AM   #54 
  - Just checked in  tcdq   Sep-16-08 11:16 AM   #55 
  - Don't ask....  DesertedRose   Sep-16-08 11:27 AM   #59 
     - Whoa. Okay. But just if/when anyone feels up to it, please let me know.  tcdq   Sep-16-08 11:53 AM   #64 
  - me too  FLyellowdog   Sep-16-08 11:25 AM   #56 
  - Flyellowdog, I think I found it  tcdq   Sep-16-08 12:01 PM   #65 
  - at first i thought you were talking about "the obvious" (black/white)  orleans   Sep-16-08 11:26 AM   #57 
  - Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony....  chicagoexpat   Sep-16-08 11:33 AM   #60 
  - Oh boo hoo hoo  Bornaginhooligan   Sep-16-08 11:34 AM   #61 
  - *giggle*  JenniferZ   Sep-16-08 11:42 AM   #62 
  - Agree!  purji   Sep-16-08 01:03 PM   #75 
  - no room for that shit on this team  Mongooseflies   Sep-16-08 12:13 PM   #66 
  - KICK! n/t  ChiciB1   Sep-16-08 12:16 PM   #67 
  - totally agree  NYCALIZ   Sep-16-08 12:18 PM   #68 
  - Absolutely!  Kajsa   Sep-16-08 12:26 PM   #71 
  - YEAH......the Republicans believe GOOD NEIGHBORS come in all colors---->  happygoluckytoyou   Sep-16-08 12:36 PM   #72 
  - McCain's divisive campaign  Raschel   Sep-16-08 01:12 PM   #76 
  - K&R  Winebrat   Sep-16-08 12:37 PM   #73 
  - Agreed  JFN1   Sep-16-08 12:59 PM   #74 
  - There is no place for racism in politics  Raschel   Sep-16-08 01:15 PM   #77 
  - Ignoring race does not fix the problems that arise from it.  nothingtoofear   Sep-16-08 01:35 PM   #78 
  - hell the election is Nov 4th,we better be worrying about the GOP  democracy1st   Sep-16-08 02:22 PM   #82 
     - Indeed  nothingtoofear   Sep-16-08 10:06 PM   #131 
  - k & r  gademocrat7   Sep-16-08 01:47 PM   #80 
  - K&R n/t  anitar1   Sep-16-08 02:22 PM   #81 
  - I agree, just the facts...  bbilick   Sep-16-08 02:54 PM   #83 
  - did something happen?  ann_american2004   Sep-16-08 02:56 PM   #84 
  - It is not BS, he would be up 20 points if he was white  krawhitham   Sep-16-08 02:57 PM   #85 
  - Kerry wasn't up twenty points. Even Clinton wasn't up by 20 points. n/t  pnwmom   Sep-16-08 08:45 PM   #116 
  - The OP, however, was referring  polmaven   Sep-17-08 06:42 AM   #142 
  - I don't agree, so no K&R from me.  renie408   Sep-16-08 02:59 PM   #86 
  - dupe self delete  renie408   Sep-16-08 02:59 PM   #87 
  - Sorry.  jaredh   Sep-16-08 03:01 PM   #88 
  - What black/white b.s....?  jonestonesusa   Sep-16-08 03:03 PM   #89 
  - I once knew  H2O Man   Sep-16-08 04:47 PM   #96 
  - Word.  ExPatLeftist   Sep-17-08 10:48 AM   #163 
  - Agree!  anniebelle   Sep-16-08 03:05 PM   #90 
  - K&R  liberal N proud   Sep-16-08 03:20 PM   #91 
  - race and gender  spag68   Sep-16-08 03:36 PM   #92 
  - Thanks, Bonobo, not that it will change but this election  zidzi   Sep-16-08 03:40 PM   #93 
  - Oh yeah. On accounta we're such a post racial country now and all.  thecatburgler   Sep-16-08 04:04 PM   #94 
  - There is certainly still  polmaven   Sep-17-08 07:25 AM   #148 
     - Please cite where you or anyone else was accused of being racists because of whom you supported  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 09:16 AM   #157 
        - Well, since you are, I'm sure, well aware  polmaven   Sep-17-08 11:16 AM   #164 
        - Please link to the thread where this occurred.  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 11:32 AM   #166 
           - I really don't think  polmaven   Sep-17-08 12:38 PM   #169 
              - So were the charges and accusations yesterday or months ago?  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 12:51 PM   #172 
                 - I had said I would not respond to  polmaven   Sep-17-08 01:40 PM   #178 
                    - In other words, you can't answer the question or explain your inconsistency  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 01:46 PM   #179 
        - You're kidding right?  Balderdash   Sep-17-08 12:55 PM   #173 
           - The poster said this occurred yesterday. Please cite to it  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 01:34 PM   #176 
           - Astonishing, isn't it?  polmaven   Sep-17-08 02:02 PM   #182 
  - Agree K/R  maxpower   Sep-16-08 04:33 PM   #95 
  - Sure, lets bury our heads in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist.  greyghost   Sep-16-08 04:48 PM   #97 
  - Racism. We know its out there, but what can we do?  elkston   Sep-16-08 04:56 PM   #98 
  - Thanks  timeoutofjoint   Sep-16-08 04:59 PM   #100 
  - K & R  cmt928   Sep-16-08 05:00 PM   #101 
  - Bonobo, I have no idea what you're referring to. There are probably 500 posts a day, so  bertman   Sep-16-08 05:04 PM   #103 
  - agreed  Expedition924   Sep-16-08 05:10 PM   #104 
  - if you cannot discuss here where can you discuss it - this is suppose to be somewhat safe  28erl   Sep-16-08 05:17 PM   #105 
  - K&R  spelldmilk   Sep-16-08 06:18 PM   #106 
  - Agree.  emilyg   Sep-16-08 06:22 PM   #107 
  - Forgive my ignorance. What exactly do you want to censor from discussion on DU?  rhett o rick   Sep-16-08 06:24 PM   #108 
  - I DON'T KNOW WHY WE'RE YELLING!  shadowknows69   Sep-16-08 06:33 PM   #109 
  - Kickety Kick  Jackeens_for_Obama   Sep-16-08 06:41 PM   #110 
  - What happened here??????  Fire1   Sep-16-08 07:18 PM   #111 
  - Ok, I clicked on the 'shadowknows' link and I don't get it.  Fire1   Sep-16-08 07:29 PM   #112 
  - I have no idea what's going on either  Number23   Sep-16-08 08:06 PM   #113 
  - how about you explain what the f**** you are talking about  Skittles   Sep-16-08 08:23 PM   #114 
  - K & R ...sorry the font is in black and on a white background.  L0oniX   Sep-16-08 08:26 PM   #115 
  - K&R  NorthwestNut   Sep-16-08 08:50 PM   #118 
  - Ah hell  NorthwestNut   Sep-16-08 08:53 PM   #121 
  - Agree n/t  HereKittyKitty   Sep-16-08 08:51 PM   #119 
  - i don't understand.  Elrond Hubbard   Sep-16-08 08:52 PM   #120 
  - Big dust-up between two DUers this morning with competing  blondeatlast   Sep-16-08 09:02 PM   #123 
     - Ah, I saw the locked threads. Ugliness. Doesn't help.  Elrond Hubbard   Sep-16-08 09:04 PM   #125 
  - Wow, someone needs to fill the rest of us in, 'cause this is coming across....  timeforarevolution   Sep-16-08 08:58 PM   #122 
  - See my reply just above this. You probably don't want to know. nt  blondeatlast   Sep-16-08 09:03 PM   #124 
  - Agreed. White folk shouldn't have to feel threatened by those negroes.  chascarrillo   Sep-16-08 09:13 PM   #126 
  - Apparently they shouldn't have to be subjected to how some of the shit they do appears to us  Raineyb   Sep-17-08 06:56 AM   #143 
  - That was totally unnecessary  polmaven   Sep-17-08 07:31 AM   #149 
  - I'm sick of the Racist BS...if your can't see your way clear then go  Historic NY   Sep-16-08 09:22 PM   #127 
  - k&r'd...  bridgit   Sep-16-08 09:28 PM   #128 
  - Right on. Serves absolutely no purpose; only divides when we should be uniting. NT  99 Percent Sure   Sep-16-08 09:44 PM   #129 
  - Now that you've decreed any discussion of "black/white" (aka "bullshit" and "crap") to be off limits  EffieBlack   Sep-16-08 09:57 PM   #130 
  - Hell yeah! Get it outta here!  lonestarnot   Sep-16-08 11:43 PM   #132 
  - I missed whatever happened  Tindalos   Sep-17-08 01:02 AM   #133 
  - Don't even know what the hell you're talking about.A headline without reference  bjobotts   Sep-17-08 01:27 AM   #134 
  - Like just suddenly saying"K & R if you want the child porn Off DU"???WTF  bjobotts   Sep-17-08 01:30 AM   #135 
  - missed it...  knixphan   Sep-17-08 01:31 AM   #136 
  - This is Your Nation on White Privilege  AnotherDreamWeaver   Sep-17-08 01:42 AM   #137 
  - since you brought it up - D.L. Hughley: 'White liberal guilt' keeps Obama jokes at bay  bridgit   Sep-17-08 10:09 AM   #160 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-17-08 02:21 AM   #138 
  - Hi. What the hell are you talking about?  MrSlayer   Sep-17-08 02:26 AM   #139 
  - kicked and Recommended.  Revlon10   Sep-17-08 03:12 AM   #140 
  - K & R  OakCliffDem   Sep-17-08 04:55 AM   #141 
  - kick  itzdaun   Sep-17-08 07:15 AM   #147 
  - it is so obvious...just like you have explained it...there is no gray in any of this...  islandmkl   Sep-17-08 07:42 AM   #150 
  - I sure as shit don't want to start another thread, especially since...  timeforarevolution   Sep-17-08 07:48 AM   #151 
  - It is not worth replying but...  Bonobo   Sep-17-08 09:33 AM   #159 
     - To me, your reply is greatly appreciated.  timeforarevolution   Sep-17-08 12:06 PM   #167 
  - i agree, absolutist and dichotomous thought should be forthwith banished from DU  datasuspect   Sep-17-08 07:50 AM   #152 
  - We Can Yes We Can - UNITED  mcollier   Sep-17-08 08:25 AM   #153 
  - kick  alyce douglas   Sep-17-08 08:59 AM   #155 
  - There are lots of good reasons to point out racist statements...even here  lelgt60   Sep-17-08 10:15 AM   #161 
  - I had no idea what this OP meant when I read it...  ExPatLeftist   Sep-17-08 10:47 AM   #162 
  - Some people are busy. Sorry you wated so much time, but it was your decision.  Bonobo   Sep-17-08 12:39 PM   #170 
  - What was the "vicious and racist DU battle" you are referring to?  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 01:36 PM   #177 
  - It was not that post, but in fact a post that was a response to that.  Bonobo   Sep-17-08 01:48 PM   #180 
     - Interesting - the only accusations of racism I saw in the responses  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 02:09 PM   #184 
  - It would have taken you a few seconds to throw in a word or two of description or a link...  ExPatLeftist   Sep-17-08 05:51 PM   #193 
     - I think that's actually against the rules.  MPK   Sep-17-08 06:05 PM   #196 
        - Continuing a flame war period is against the rules, whether a locked thread is linked or not . . .  EffieBlack   Sep-17-08 06:48 PM   #197 
           - ok.  MPK   Sep-18-08 12:43 AM   #199 
  - Ignoring the racism going on in this election  Mobius   Sep-17-08 12:46 PM   #171 
     - ___  I LIKE IKE 61   Sep-17-08 05:05 PM   #190 
  - kick. n/t  HereKittyKitty   Sep-17-08 05:49 PM   #192 
  - K&R!  Imagevision   Sep-17-08 06:04 PM   #195 
 

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