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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 01:13 PM
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I've had enough.
I've had enough of being lectured and called a racist by white people at this site who don't have any clue about me, my background, race relations or anything dealing with ethnicity.

Bye. DU gets no more of my time OR money.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 02:34 PM
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1. the one you were responding to ...
is one of the classic cases of cluelessness on this board, to use a little alliteration!

That entire thread was hijacked, by a number of people.
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 06:03 PM
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2. Oh sweetheart. I was wondering what was behind the PM that you sent me
I completely understand. I so completely understand what you're saying, they need a new way to say "I completely understand."

What I find funny is that some of the main folks here when they talk about racist attitudes/behaviors of OTHER folks (because you know, only OTHER white people are ever racist) their main comment is "hopefully these people will all die soon." I find that so ironic. Breathtaking honestly. When you refuse to acknowledge the racism WITHIN YOURSELF and scream "racist" at every person with melanin who dares to try to educate you on your own racial shortcomings, how the hell is racism supposed to die off?? When you deny/dismiss/minimize the experiences of the VERY PEOPLE most impacted by racism, how the hell is racism supposed to die??

These folks think that just because they aren't the ones burning crosses and talking about a "master race" that racism is just not that big of a deal and that it's mostly in the heads of whoever black/brown person brought it up. Raineyb said it perfectly once -- CALLING someone or their actions racist is actually worse than BEING racist in the eyes of far too many whites. That thread and the attitudes within are a prime example of the kind of willful clulessness and stubborn stupidity that many people of color have to deal with on a daily damn basis.
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Kweli4Real Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 12:01 AM
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3. And your last line ...
Is exactly why you can't/should leave this spot.

I know you/we get weary, frustrated and just damned mad; but we are the only one's shining the light ... even if most cover their eyes chanting "I can't see you."
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:09 PM
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5. I hear you. But I don't see the point in shining a damn light at folks who have no eyes
They don't even have them covered. The cluelessness and disrespect is so rampant and all-encompassing it's almost as though they have no eyes at all.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:04 PM
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4. I'm not sure there are any Black folks left at DU.......
I mean, real ones..... :shrug:
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:57 PM
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6. This is NOT a minority-friendly website.
I've survived 10 years because of early training. I first saw another person in my class who had a skin tone close to mine when I was a junior in high school. That experience has helped me navigate these shark-infested waters...



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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:23 PM
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7. "Bye. DU gets no more of my time OR money."
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 03:01 AM
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8. But, but....Don't GO!
Where else can you come to see the two sides meet each other.....
both believing a bunch of bullshit based on heresey and rumors?

The Right say he's dangerous like Hitler,
and the Left says he's a torturer like Hilter!

Folks are determined to lose the election....
It is already so damn sweet to them, they can almost taste it.
cause hey....they all want the Republican in the WH at this point kicking everybody's ass.
which we saw coming a mile away....like on January 21st, 2009.

He's just a shifty brown guy as far as they are concerned,
and nothing more.

But that's ok....
cause the hard earned Karma will be a ----- .

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NatBurner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 02:10 PM
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9. :(
i can't blame u tho, i'm barely here myself anymore

i give it about 10 minutes, get frustrated, and log off
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:54 AM
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10. Please don't go
there are so few of us left. :(
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 01:47 PM
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11. I understand your feelings
Edited on Tue Mar-15-11 01:47 PM by my2sense
I know it's tough on this site. I've been here off and on for years and find myself astonished at some of the nonsense that goes on a "left wing" site. I only wish I could find a replacement political/minority friendly site.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 12:52 PM
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12. Apparently, my low-tech investment which has worked for years
Edited on Thu Mar-17-11 12:57 PM by Karenina
no longer functions after nearly a decade. Perhaps it never arrived. I take it as a sign and as such shall be unable to access you few who remain here. I wish everyone all good things! :hi: :loveya:

Tante K.

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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 10:22 PM
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13. Oh, Karenina -- I don't often post in this forum, preferring instead to listen and learn
but I've got to say now that DU would be the worse for your absence. :hug:
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