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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-21-09 03:24 PM
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130. The "divide" is no longer between black and white as much as it's ...
... between those for whom race matters a lot and those for whom race doesn't matter very much at all, except to inform the diversity of our experiences. Among the former there are the (hopefully) vestigial racists who joined themselves with the teabaggers. Thus, the "racial divide" is more and more relegated to those poor backwards souls for whom it matters too much. It just doesn't.

As a 65-year-old white guy who was often called a "n_____-lover," it's with joy and amazement that I've lived long enough to see a man elected where his race just doesn't matter that much. In other words, it's neither BECAUSE nor DESPITE his race ... but still there's a joy in my heart that we finally have a "colorful" President. It's about his talents and skills and the content of his character ... a dream coming true. It's with some degree of hubris that I take PRIDE in that. I believe it marks some degree of maturity in my nation ... of which I am a part.



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