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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:01 AM
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There is no racism in America
X-post from Eds. Ugh.

http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2009/9/16/174153/914

There is no racism in America

by Steven D
Wed Sep 16th, 2009 at 05:41:53 PM EST


I am sick and tired of people saying America discriminates against Blacks. It's absolutely not true. Why, the ancestors of most Blacks in America were given free passage from Africa to America, for chrissakes. I'll bet none of the white immigrants got a free ticket on whatever ship or boat they took to get to America. And then when the blacks got here we provided them with lifetime employment, free meals and even a rudimentary form of social security. White men even offered a full service sexual education to many of those fortunate Black women. What a deal.

And this impressive history of special treatment for Black Americans continues to this day:

Black hospital patients are far less likely to survive cardiac arrest than white patients, new research shows.

And the reason in many cases is that black patients usually go to the hospitals that do the poorest job resuscitating patients.

Just 25.2 percent of black patients who suffered cardiac arrest while they were hospitalized left the hospital alive, according to a study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association. That compares with 37.4 percent of white patients who survived a difference of 48 percent.

Thats huge larger than any other survival gap by race, said Paul Chan, a researcher at St. Lukes Hospital who led the national study. And its poignant because the white survival rate wasnt very high either. Many studies have found racial disparities in the quality of health care. Black and Hispanic preschoolers are less likely to receive routine asthma medications than white children. Minority residents of nursing homes are less likely to get glasses or hearing aids than white residents. Minority women wait twice as long as white women for follow-up tests after an abnormal mammogram.


Hell, one of "them" was elected as President even though he may have been born in Kenya and might be a secret Muslim terrorist. Frankly, I don't know what more white people can do to make Black people happy. We already let them play on all our professional sports teams. We let Tiger Woods win all those golf tournaments. We let our kids dance to rap music. We televised Michael Jackson's funeral. We gave Oprah a billion dollar media empire. What more do they want from us, anyway?
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:06 AM
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1. Well, there, that's settled. Move along.
:sarcasm:
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:06 AM
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2. FREE PASSAGE???????????? I couldn't read past that point.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:08 AM by Fire1
Sorry, I can't dignify this excerpt with any more of my time. I'm allergic to stupid.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:08 AM
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3. Read it again. It's sarcasm/tongue-in-cheek. The writer is pointing
out just the opposite, and I can't believe you didn't pick up on that. This is why I highlight; read those parts, you may understand.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:12 AM
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5. Just for you, I'll read. n/t
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:22 AM
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11. Did you 'get it' the second time?
I confess, I'm familiar with this blog and like it, so I never had a doubt where the writer was going with this.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:41 AM
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15. As I admitted, I didn't read past, "Free Passage." Yeah, I
'got' it. Lately, on this board, it's becoming increasingly difficult to determine "sarcasm."
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:34 AM
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14. but just like the fundie satire (landover baptist) it almost ISN'T
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:35 AM by jonnyblitz
satire and that is what is sad. it's bad when you have to reread just to make sure it IS satire when it should be obvious.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:12 AM
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4. Perhaps you're lacking the irony appreciation gene
Or do you need the sarcasm smilie to tell you how to interpret a post? This one veritably drips with it.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:17 AM
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7. Increasingly, I DO need a sarcasm smilie for obvious reasons.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:13 AM
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6. pretty subtle, there.
they need the :sarcasm: thingie.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:18 AM
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8. Not very good satire but manages to get the point across. n/t
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:19 AM by Subdivisions
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:20 AM
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10. It worked for me. nt
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:25 AM
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12. Oh, I definately got the message and it is spot on. Actually, I prolly
shouldn't criticize this satire as I don't think I could do this well if I attempted to write a satirical piece.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:19 AM
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9. Reminds me of the old phrase, "biting sarcasm"
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:32 AM
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13. Could be Hannity's lead tonight.
Or maybe show up as a talking point from Bachmann later today
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