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JoMama49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:23 PM
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The Elephant in the Livingroom of our Country
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-fa...

This is a good article in this morning's LA Times. I'm posting the link here because I think it has some really good talking points and sound bites for us to use when the RW noise machine revs up with their's.
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inslee08 Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:27 PM
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1. Wrong link
I do believe this is the wrong link...the story is about the new indictment in the "Mississippi Burning" case.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:36 PM
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3. Right link. That is what the
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 01:36 PM by Eric J in MN
the widow of Michael Schwerner, Rita Bender, says about racism in the article.
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JoMama49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:38 PM
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4. No actually Inslee, it is the correct link -- I got so angry on
Thursday watching the Repugs trying once again to dismiss the Democrats who were defending the right of all citizens to vote, that I believe this article correlates more than we realize. Those guys who were killed in the Mississippi burning in 1964 went there to register black citizens to vote. And, here we are today, in 2005, and they're still trying to suppres the black vote. I think it is relevant.

"Racism is the elephant in the living room of this country," said Rita Bender, 62. "And we pretend it does not exist. Until we acknowledge it, until we acknowledge the past, we are not moving forward."
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:35 PM
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2. "The importance of this case
is to use it to talk about the result of racism and state-sponsored terror."

-the widow of Michael Schwerner, Rita Bender

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-fa...
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