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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:07 AM
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Rachel's Prop 8 essay - 12_04_08 - finds better correlations than w/ race
 
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This was interesting and is a good first step towards trying to heal the rift that was (threatening) the party between minorities and homosexuals.

Whatever is making Rachel sick must really be killing her! Look at those bags under her eyes. Poor Rachel.
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offog Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:06 PM
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1. K & R! Good for you, Rachel.
I would hate to see the progressive community split into bitterly opposing camps because of this issue. I was glad to see Rachel point out that there are plenty of other demographic factors just as important as race when it came to views on Prop 8.

I vaguely remember an old quotation. I have no idea where it came from. "We must all hang together, or we will all hang separately." Don't let the Repugs use wedge issues to divide you!
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:00 PM
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4. That's Ben Franklin
"We must all hang together, gentlemen... else, we shall most assuredly hang separately"

Quoted after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He and Samuel Clemens are still neck and neck for "Smartest American Ever"
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raystorm7 Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:00 PM
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2. Now we know why the media was making the Black folk the scape goats.
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thesquanderer Donating Member (647 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:52 AM
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3. not the causal relationship
"the poor and less educated among us" who she explains largely voted for prop 8 happens to be a group that has a disproportionately larger percentage of African-americans, so naturally a statistical spike will show up for that group, even if the cause-and-effect is more income/education level than color. It's an old story of blaming race for something that is caused by non-racial factors that happen to correlate.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:17 PM
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5. kick to mark n/t
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:18 PM
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6. Thanks for posting this Professor.
:)
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