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Rosetteismyname Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:39 PM
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Barack Obama = The End of White Guilt?
 
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Barack Obama's election did not single handedly undo racism in
America, I'm sorry. Anyone who truly believes this is simply
an asshole and needs to get a fucking life.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:09 PM
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1. I'm already hearing white conservatives demand an end to affirmative action
These people (who never voted for Obama) now say that AA should be abolished and civil rights groups should close up shop and go out of business because racism is finished in this country.

I could have predicted this reaction from many people.
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Eryemil Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:29 PM
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2. Some of us have been against it from the very beginning.
Speaking as a white Hispanic male.
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Rosetteismyname Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:58 PM
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4. well you are male
males generally earn more too...if you appear white than you get the benefits of being white while offering the companies tax incentives for hiring you...
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:50 PM
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7. slam! good point. it's easy for a light skinned MAN to say they're against AA, when we make a 1/4
more than women they say. I don't, but I liked your comment and the point of why they'd hire some light skinned men for the tax break.
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graegoyle Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:48 PM
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3. Bush is an (extreme) example of white privilege.
He attained his position not simply because he was born into a rich family but in spite of the fact that he seemed to have done very little work of his own.

Obama is, practically, a polar opposite.
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Rosetteismyname Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:03 PM
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5. You bought it, hook line and sinker
there is something called inflation...what salaries his family made when he was a kid - I mean Jesse Jackson knew his mic was on and said that nut comment on purpose as to invoke that Obama didn't believe the same values but was using the "race card" per say. As a black female I appreciate this guy, b/c he is smart and speaks a silenced voice that black people have .... if I say it, people won't want to listen. But he says it. So that is better.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:57 PM
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6. What a shitwad.
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