The Right And Race: Is There Any Doubt Now?

Is there any commentary necessary? Huh?

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  1. writer89

     /  October 3, 2012

    There’s no comment necessary among us chickens, but that kind of shit really resonates among that portion of the population that is racist without acknowledging it. As the old joke goes, Republicans don’t judge people by the color of their skin; they judge them by the width of their noses.

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  2. writer89

     /  October 3, 2012

    I seem to remember that as a Dick Gregory joke, but I’m not sure. I Googled it, and the only thing that came up was the comment I just posted! Man, Google is getting fast.

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    • My older brother brought home from high school the book, “Nigger,” which was Gregory’s autobiography. That would have been about 1970 or so. I remember reading the blurbs on the back, including this one:

      “Last time I was down South, I walked into this restaurant, and this white waitress came up to me and said, ‘We don’t serve colored people here.’

      “I said, ‘That’s all right, I don’t eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.’

      “About then these three cousins come in, you know the ones I mean, Klu, Klucks, and Klan, and they say ‘Boy, we’re giving you fair warning. Anything you do to that chicken, we’re going to do to you.’ So I put down my knife and fork, and I picked up that chicken and I kissed it.”

      Just those blurbs made quite an impression on me, being they expressed a defiance I admired. I think it helped me, at an impressionable age, see the plight of black folks up against a hostile culture. Even as a conservative, I never forgot it.

      Duane

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  3. King Beauregard

     /  October 3, 2012

    Most people aren’t overtly racist — they think white supremacists are repellent and they are just fine with Tim Meadows.

    But then they read a news story about a guy in Florida who pursued and eventually shot a kid in his neighborhood he didn’t recognize, and it turns out the kid was black … and they sympathize with the shooter. And that’s where their racism stands revealed. To them it seems a matter of common sense that an unknown black kid in a hoodie ought to be watched, in ways that a white kid needn’t be.

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    • That’s what I mean by the term “quasi-racist.” The Trayvon Martin case revealed a lot of them because of the instant sympathy for the shooter and the subsequent dirtying of Martin’s youthful reputation. It was, and remains, sickening.

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    • Fact Check. There were many burglaries in that area. Some involved people who knew Trayvon. Fact: American citizens kill more bad guys than the cops do EVERY YEAR. The mistake rate 4%. Not bad. The cops run about 11%. Have you taken a look lately at felony sentencing given young black men lately? Check it out, dude who ripped me off had 11 Felonies, 8 convictions, 2 prison terms, spent not even 2 years tops in lockup. Racism, although it exists is being parlayed into a multibillion dollar industry, not to mentiona tool for the left to silence all opposition. Wanna know which party finds old Clan Outfits in the attic after Pa dies? (Democrat)
      Don’t trust either Donkey or Elephant!

      Gary Johnson 2012 (when you are sick of being used)

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      • King Beauregard

         /  October 9, 2012

        “Fact Check. There were many burglaries in that area. Some involved people who knew Trayvon.”

        Fact check: you are exactly the person I was talking about, who probably isn’t blatantly racist, but believes an unknown kid needs to be watched carefully if he happens to be black. All you have done is double-down on the racist assumption that, if there were burglaries in the area, a black was most likely the perpetrator. How ISN’T that racist?

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      • Kurt,

        You wrote something I hear all the time:”Racism, although it exists is being parlayed into a multibillion dollar industry, not to mention a tool for the left to silence all opposition.” That statement could have come straight out of the mouth of Rush Limbaugh, since I have heard him say a variation of it many, many times.

        I won’t even dispute your ridiculous suggestion that I am trying to silence the opposition, since you obviously won’t be persuaded by it, even though you certainly are not silenced, are you? But you said, “Racism, although it exists….Although it exists? Folks like you always acknowledge that real racism exists, but you never acknowledge that it can take forms other than idiots wearing funny hoods and sheets and spouting epithets at perceived enemies of white culture. White angst is real, my friend. There is a sense among some white folks that the wonderful culture they created and sustained here in America is being threatened by dark-skinned people. You need to spend some time reading Pat Buchanan, former Republican presidential candidate and Romney supporter, and you will see that this is a real phenomenon.

        And it is a form of racism, even if Pat Buchanan and Rush Limbaugh don’t wear funny costumes with hoods.

        Duane

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        • And beyond those types of personal racism is the problem of institutional racism, which Republicans don’t even acknowledge exists. Not going to go into detail about that here, except to say that you can be the kindest, least racist person in the world, and if you have the ability to change the system to blunt the impact of institutional racism and fail to do so, you are a racist.

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          • There still are barriers, systemic, structural, institutional, whatever one calls them, that minority groups encounter in this society. White people, even white people sympathetic to the plight of such minorities, often dismiss the existence of such barriers because they don’t see them. Thus you have even some Democrats who oppose remedial efforts like mild affirmative action programs (I see where our conservative Supreme Court is taking up the issue; God help us) because since they don’t encounter the structural barriers to advancement, they just assume they are not real. It really is too bad, but things will eventually change as the demographics continue to swallow up white cultural dominance.

            Duane

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