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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 09:49 AM
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128. Are their a lot of Asians in Congress?
The richest and most powerful people in the country are overwhelmingly white. That's a fact. Minorities are, by and large, shut out of the avenues of wealth and power. That's a fact too. I don't see how the facts are silly and divisive, let alone racist, as you said in an earlier post. (Unless you believe, to paraphrase the daily show, the facts are biased against white people.)

Racism still exists, and denying it is a grave injustice. Poverty is also a huge problem, and there are many, many white people who are also shut off from the corridors of wealth and power.

But denying that racism exists will never help to unite the working class. For the working class to be united, blue collar whites need to accept that racism is still a problem. (Personally, I think most of them do, and the "white paranoia" is fueled largely by middle and upper-class whites--Rush Limbaugh types.)
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