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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-10 11:26 AM
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72. Lol!
You said it all. A lot of people can't seem to put their finger on it but when it comes to the President being a racist they seem to think they are right on target..
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  -Honestly, as an African-American. . . . daligirl519  Jul-23-10 11:21 PM   #0 
  - Somebody unrecommended this  sandnsea   Jul-23-10 11:27 PM   #1 
  - well  CatWoman   Jul-24-10 12:06 AM   #17 
  - Thanks! I will post some pics of my kitties as well! /eom  daligirl519   Jul-24-10 12:39 AM   #24 
  - so did i.  DesertFlower   Jul-24-10 01:43 AM   #30 
  - Sometimes unrecs and recs happen on accident.  ZombieHorde   Jul-24-10 04:11 AM   #36 
  - And the unrec is proof that racism is alive and well right here on DU. n/t  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jul-24-10 09:37 AM   #51 
  - It is. nt  Enthusiast   Jul-24-10 07:00 PM   #149 
  - believe it or not...  awoke_in_2003   Jul-24-10 03:30 PM   #121 
  - I recced it to cancel out the senseless unrec  rury   Jul-24-10 04:30 PM   #134 
     - There were 20 unrecs actually. I don't understand what was said in this OP that warranted ONE unrec  Number23   Jul-24-10 09:14 PM   #153 
  - NOt only do I fully agree with you  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-23-10 11:31 PM   #2 
  - In the words of my great-great aunt (now 96)  daligirl519   Jul-23-10 11:47 PM   #5 
     - I dedicate this thread to all of the 'firsts'.  Raschel   Jul-24-10 12:38 PM   #94 
        - Thank you. We call it , "the bleeding edge."  Karenina   Jul-24-10 01:44 PM   #108 
        - President Obama was handed the Titanic wheel after it hit the iceberg.  Butch350   Jul-24-10 04:11 PM   #131 
           - Think it was Van Jones that talked about that ~  goclark   Jul-24-10 06:15 PM   #144 
  - I understand what you're saying, but the current economic plight and the other massive  Frank Booth   Jul-23-10 11:32 PM   #3 
  - "if there can ever be true equality or compatibility in a country built on the blood of so many"...  defendandprotect   Jul-24-10 12:46 PM   #95 
  - the media is a problem also - one everyone is ignoring  Triana   Jul-23-10 11:42 PM   #4 
  - I hear ya. . .  daligirl519   Jul-23-10 11:53 PM   #8 
  - Classism never went away, either. The difference is, we don't have many advocates.  bobbolink   Jul-24-10 11:57 AM   #83 
  - And, believe me, ageism is also alive and well and being used  JDPriestly   Jul-24-10 03:45 PM   #124 
     - I agree. Our differences are  Enthusiast   Jul-24-10 06:57 PM   #147 
  - My impression is that younger generations are much less racist  Jackpine Radical   Jul-23-10 11:49 PM   #6 
  - BINGO  HowHasItComeToThis   Jul-24-10 12:00 AM   #13 
  - I hear plenty of racism expressed by those under 40...  misanthrope   Jul-24-10 12:10 AM   #18 
  - Same here and I am 23. Kids just learn it from their disgusting parents  Lilyeye   Jul-24-10 12:47 AM   #25 
  - I am 62...and I hear you.  Hepburn   Jul-24-10 09:07 AM   #49 
  - agreed  oldhippydude   Jul-24-10 10:27 PM   #155 
  - But some of my best friends are negroes....  WCGreen   Jul-23-10 11:49 PM   #7 
  - LOL. . .  daligirl519   Jul-23-10 11:59 PM   #11 
  - The first day I showed up to work as a page in the Ohio House...  WCGreen   Jul-24-10 12:11 AM   #19 
  - i'm thankful that i was not raised by  DesertFlower   Jul-24-10 01:56 AM   #31 
  - K&R. When W was finishing his first term, Milwaukee had about  midnight   Jul-23-10 11:53 PM   #9 
  - I agree  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Jul-23-10 11:54 PM   #10 
  - The economic aspect is piled on top of racism  Cresent City Kid   Jul-24-10 12:16 AM   #20 
  - Thank you! Nobody here (I sincerely hope!) is going to deny racism is alive and well,  bobbolink   Jul-24-10 12:03 PM   #85 
  - As a white person, I'm glad it's coming to a boil also. Some  Booster   Jul-23-10 11:59 PM   #12 
  - I'm glad to get a positive response to my post. . . .  daligirl519   Jul-24-10 12:01 AM   #14 
     - It was a good post. I forgot to say welcome to DU.  Booster   Jul-24-10 12:04 AM   #16 
     - Thank you! /eom  daligirl519   Jul-24-10 12:37 AM   #23 
        - Another welcome! You've jumped in with both feet and more power to you!  Karenina   Jul-24-10 09:55 AM   #54 
     - I agree it's a good post and we need real dialog so we can start the healing.  unapatriciated   Jul-24-10 03:04 PM   #117 
  - My grandmother is 87 years old and grew up in North Carolina...  cynatnite   Jul-24-10 12:04 AM   #15 
  - I have often wondered  NOLALady   Jul-24-10 02:19 PM   #110 
  - I find people's naive shock at the imagined 'de-evolution' perversely amusing.  Edweird   Jul-24-10 12:17 AM   #21 
  - I gotta admit being amused seeing Fox News lady's clutch their pearls  Matariki   Jul-24-10 12:32 AM   #22 
  - Beautifully said  Number23   Jul-24-10 01:24 AM   #26 
  - Wonderful observation, thank you. The KKK in full force since  akbacchus_BC   Jul-24-10 01:29 AM   #27 
  - I rec to counter that unrec  akbacchus_BC   Jul-24-10 01:30 AM   #28 
  - Do you believe racism is only from whites, toward blacks?  Skip Intro   Jul-24-10 01:35 AM   #29 
  - You seem to be agreeing with Breitbart that "they both do it".  EFerrari   Jul-24-10 02:28 AM   #33 
  - Yes, yes. Label me and ignore my comment.  Skip Intro   Jul-24-10 02:34 AM   #34 
  - I will address your comment  Mr. Mustard   Jul-24-10 09:00 AM   #45 
  - Wow. Sorta right, but sorta distorted view, IMO.  Honeycombe8   Jul-24-10 10:03 AM   #55 
  - What if the tea party was black?  hay rick   Jul-24-10 10:38 AM   #62 
  - I wonder what would have happened if..  butterfly77   Jul-24-10 11:35 AM   #76 
  - A black man showed up at a Tea Party rally, and was not arrested.  Honeycombe8   Jul-25-10 08:36 AM   #163 
  - Well, black protesters with guns ALREADY HAVE been arrested.  EFerrari   Jul-24-10 03:58 PM   #127 
     - The Tea Partiers don't show up on the capitol steps with guns protesting.  Honeycombe8   Jul-25-10 08:41 AM   #164 
        - Well, no, I'm not getting my events confused but thanks. nt  EFerrari   Jul-25-10 02:15 PM   #165 
  - Lol!  butterfly77   Jul-24-10 11:26 AM   #72 
  - .  jhow   Jul-25-10 12:01 AM   #160 
  - You "ask" the same question every time this topic comes up.  EFerrari   Jul-24-10 03:54 PM   #126 
  - Breitbart wears clothes when he goes outside. Do act just like Breitbart?  ZombieHorde   Jul-24-10 04:14 AM   #37 
  - Well, Breitbart's whole point was the NAACP "does it, too"  EFerrari   Jul-24-10 03:51 PM   #125 
     - The fallacy is not about what Breitbart did or did not do, the fallacy is about  ZombieHorde   Jul-24-10 04:03 PM   #128 
        - Except guilt by association isn't the point. The illustration is the point.  EFerrari   Jul-24-10 04:07 PM   #129 
           - No, he did not. "They do it, too" arguments are as numerous as our imagination allows.  ZombieHorde   Jul-24-10 04:19 PM   #132 
              - Nope. In order to make that argument you have to discount the obvious,  EFerrari   Jul-24-10 04:36 PM   #136 
                 - Breitarts's argument was bad because he falsified evidence and  ZombieHorde   Jul-24-10 07:15 PM   #150 
  - both?  naaman fletcher   Jul-24-10 02:38 PM   #112 
  - No, you've just called yourself out.  Karenina   Jul-24-10 05:40 AM   #38 
  - Yeah, I wish that is what the OP was saying, that racism is only from whites.  Quantess   Jul-24-10 06:02 AM   #39 
  - No, you haven't done anything wrong - but ignore  Kind of Blue   Jul-24-10 08:29 AM   #42 
  - Stopped reading after post title.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-24-10 08:50 AM   #44 
  - Where is the moral equivalency? If you can prove it, please do...  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jul-24-10 09:38 AM   #52 
  - Two way street is the autobahn in one direction  hay rick   Jul-24-10 10:57 AM   #66 
  - BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  Karenina   Jul-24-10 11:32 AM   #74 
  - Excellent analogy!  bobbolink   Jul-24-10 12:12 PM   #86 
  - .  fishwax   Jul-24-10 04:23 PM   #133 
  - The most perfect post I've seen all week.  Number23   Jul-24-10 06:03 PM   #142 
  - This is a nation of "white privilege" - plain and simple!  TheDebbieDee   Jul-24-10 06:54 PM   #146 
  - Do you have any studies or statistics that show how whites  ecstatic   Jul-24-10 11:07 AM   #67 
  - Why is being accused of racism SUCH a hot button?  Karenina   Jul-24-10 11:53 AM   #82 
  - It's not all about criticism of others, racism is about power  Politicub   Jul-24-10 12:33 PM   #92 
  - You're denying that "racism" as practiced by "whites" has the power to oppress . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-24-10 12:57 PM   #97 
  - There is a difference that is frequently ignored by many. . .  daligirl519   Jul-24-10 11:17 PM   #157 
  - I see it the same way, with emphasis on the "eventually...."  JohnnyLib2   Jul-24-10 02:06 AM   #32 
  - Good Point!  costahawk1987   Jul-24-10 03:27 AM   #35 
  - I was in a DU discussion the other day  Cherchez la Femme   Jul-24-10 06:56 AM   #40 
  - In fact, evidence over time shows that "whites" have conspired to create  defendandprotect   Jul-24-10 01:01 PM   #99 
  - As a white person, I am so grateful for this post...  OneGrassRoot   Jul-24-10 07:54 AM   #41 
  - Welcome to DU, daligirl519.  Kind of Blue   Jul-24-10 08:35 AM   #43 
  - I have to agree with this very much:  Hepburn   Jul-24-10 09:03 AM   #46 
  - We all have some built in bias but out & out racism is just hard to comprehend sometimes.  Historic NY   Jul-24-10 09:04 AM   #47 
  - I think Rachel Maddow is right. Racism is based on fear  lunatica   Jul-24-10 09:06 AM   #48 
  - I have to agree with Rachel's latest comments on this subject totally.  Hepburn   Jul-24-10 09:12 AM   #50 
  - I don't think racism is based on fear at all.  Honeycombe8   Jul-24-10 10:19 AM   #57 
  - The hatred is palpable...  OneGrassRoot   Jul-24-10 11:32 AM   #73 
  - I agree with you.  NOLALady   Jul-24-10 03:02 PM   #116 
  - Very good post. lunatica. Sarah Palin's dog whistle words  sufrommich   Jul-24-10 10:20 AM   #58 
  - Partly based on fear, but there are other reasons.  nicky187   Jul-24-10 11:20 AM   #71 
  - They love palin..  butterfly77   Jul-24-10 11:45 AM   #77 
  - Rachel did a great job the other night explaining "the Southern Strategy"  Major Hogwash   Jul-24-10 12:25 PM   #90 
  - Agree . . . but also think they got a lot of help from  defendandprotect   Jul-24-10 01:07 PM   #101 
  - Agree that it is simply more rw propaganda pushing FEAR-based reasoning . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-24-10 01:04 PM   #100 
  - It's a blend of fear & ignorance.  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-24-10 01:51 PM   #109 
  - I agree.  LWolf   Jul-24-10 09:46 AM   #53 
  - You are so wise! There's a Buddhist saying, "Great good follows great evil." *Because* it has become  DesertDiamond   Jul-24-10 10:15 AM   #56 
  - Good post  Bluenorthwest   Jul-24-10 10:25 AM   #59 
  - If we can move to the redemption part, it will probably be worth this agony.  bobbolink   Jul-24-10 12:19 PM   #87 
  - Well said. nt  jobycom   Jul-24-10 10:27 AM   #60 
  - Interesting perspective. The truth is coming out, but I can't fully agree.  Faygo Kid   Jul-24-10 10:29 AM   #61 
  - Totally agree and anyone who thinks differently is naive. n/t  Fire1   Jul-24-10 10:52 AM   #64 
     - That's a nice division of the camps.  bobbolink   Jul-24-10 12:20 PM   #89 
  - the big bang was pretty violent  fascisthunter   Jul-24-10 10:43 AM   #63 
  - Agreed  av8rdave   Jul-24-10 10:53 AM   #65 
  - You cannot control how people think  niceypoo   Jul-24-10 11:07 AM   #68 
  - "Nothing comes out of the mouth of a drunk which wasn't there already."  Dappleganger   Jul-24-10 11:17 AM   #69 
  - Pervasive racism ...  nicky187   Jul-24-10 11:17 AM   #70 
  - Sweeping the dirt out from *under* the rug is always a good thing.  bobbolink   Jul-24-10 11:34 AM   #75 
  - The Reps used the post racial meme to justify the dismantling  alfredo   Jul-24-10 11:46 AM   #78 
  - Somehow what is happening today doesn't seem to be quite as  deaniac21   Jul-24-10 11:48 AM   #79 
  - I hope you're right  wryter2000   Jul-24-10 11:48 AM   #80 
  - About this "reverse racism" thang  Karenina   Jul-24-10 01:12 PM   #102 
  - Oh, hey  wryter2000   Jul-24-10 11:50 AM   #81 
  - I think you are right  Crystal Clarity   Jul-24-10 12:01 PM   #84 
  - no more "discussion"  azureblue   Jul-24-10 12:27 PM   #91 
     - The front line is scary and dangerous.  NOLALady   Jul-24-10 02:42 PM   #114 
  - this poison will ooze for decades...  donal dubh   Jul-24-10 12:19 PM   #88 
  - k*r Great post, great point  autorank   Jul-24-10 12:33 PM   #93 
  - Your first sentence put the picture of a zit in my mind. lol  AllyCat   Jul-24-10 12:53 PM   #96 
  - Did it look like this?  glitch   Jul-24-10 01:38 PM   #106 
     - Yes!!!  AllyCat   Jul-24-10 05:15 PM   #137 
        - Mine too. :) or maybe I should say :( nt  glitch   Jul-24-10 05:16 PM   #138 
  - I participated in a session on "diversity training" - from the staff side of course.  TBF   Jul-24-10 01:01 PM   #98 
  - Interesting comments -- thank you --  defendandprotect   Jul-24-10 01:27 PM   #103 
  - As an anglo-american I agree with you. What's important now is to clean the wound and not cover it  glitch   Jul-24-10 01:32 PM   #104 
  - agree completely....  Jade Fox   Jul-24-10 01:36 PM   #105 
  - I don't know how to stop it.  Joe Bacon   Jul-24-10 01:43 PM   #107 
  - The major and significant advancements have come from demanding and forcibly taking them,  T Wolf   Jul-24-10 02:25 PM   #111 
  - Indeed.  Scurrilous   Jul-24-10 02:38 PM   #113 
  - jeez, women can't get a break in this country  onethatcares   Jul-24-10 02:47 PM   #115 
  - Hope so  ismnotwasm   Jul-24-10 03:10 PM   #118 
  - Couldn't agree with you more!  bobburgster   Jul-24-10 03:24 PM   #119 
  - Senator Webb proved this is not a post-racist society  Alcibiades   Jul-24-10 03:26 PM   #120 
  - I agree 100%  ColesCountyDem   Jul-24-10 03:42 PM   #122 
  - I live in California. Our neighborhood, my world and my family are very diverse  JDPriestly   Jul-24-10 03:43 PM   #123 
  - When I think of prejudice it isn't just in race but social justice and certainly the AA community  1776Forever   Jul-24-10 04:09 PM   #130 
  - Me too - because  KT2000   Jul-24-10 04:36 PM   #135 
  - Yes, this week taught us a lot about the racism still present in the USA  activa8tr   Jul-24-10 05:43 PM   #139 
  - Essentially, I agree  LatteLibertine   Jul-24-10 06:01 PM   #140 
  - Big K & R !!!  WillyT   Jul-24-10 06:02 PM   #141 
  - I really like this post.  nevergiveup   Jul-24-10 06:11 PM   #143 
  - Recced  cwydro   Jul-24-10 06:51 PM   #145 
  - K&R. Nice post, daligirl519  Enthusiast   Jul-24-10 06:59 PM   #148 
  - I agree however, what is disturbing is the MSM covering up the most recent episode of such blatantly  joeybee12   Jul-24-10 07:15 PM   #151 
  - Agreed. nt  Deep13   Jul-24-10 08:04 PM   #152 
  - When I heard the story of Sherrod, I thought Rosa Parks. The circumstances are  peacetalksforall   Jul-24-10 10:05 PM   #154 
  - The "post-racist society" thing was shortsighted.  CLANG   Jul-24-10 10:59 PM   #156 
  - Good analogy ... it's a rather deep wound, too.  MrMickeysMom   Jul-24-10 11:19 PM   #158 
  - You are human. . .  daligirl519   Jul-24-10 11:55 PM   #159 
  - gotta give a shout-out to Aztecas in AZ too  KakistocracyHater   Jul-25-10 01:50 AM   #161 
  - yep. Robert Reich said social programs weren't evil to whites until blacks had equal access to them  yurbud   Jul-25-10 02:00 AM   #162 
 

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