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    Re: Virulent Racism in the Republican Party



    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    You'll get no argument from me about the GOP and their stances on social issues, particularly gay rights.
    But he said "recent years", so maybe he means the current administration that is continuing, if not escalating, the "War on Drugs", imprisoning millions of minority Americans on minor drug offense in the process? Or maybe he means the one that is continuing, if not escalating, the "War on Terror", in the process spying on its own citizens, or just flat out killing them without due process of law.

    But he may just mean the Bush administration from 5 years ago.




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    Re: Virulent Racism in the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Exactly. BUt don't expect AKA to be able to see that point.
    Yeah, I won't, because it's asinine.




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    Re: Virulent Racism in the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I still find this funny.

    Why does liberal have to be synonymous with Democrat?
    It doesn't have to be. I happen to be both.




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    Quote Originally Posted by akashicrecorder View Post
    Yeah, I won't, because it's asinine.
    the math is too difficult for you?
    white's make up 72.4% of the population... that is GREATER THEN the 47% of Americans that ay taxes.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demogra..._United_States

    Asinine? that's 2nd grade math...




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    Re: Virulent Racism in the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    the math is too difficult for you?
    white's make up 72.4% of the population... that is GREATER THEN the 47% of Americans that ay taxes.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demogra..._United_States

    Asinine? that's 2nd grade math...
    What is the point of the numbers you're bringing up?




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    Quote Originally Posted by akashicrecorder View Post

    What is the point of the numbers you're bringing up?
    What he (and others) are saying is that more white people are on welfare (e.g., "handouts"). Thus, how can the term be construed as racist when there are less black Americans getting said "handouts"?

    Logically, if one hears the term "handouts" (in context with federal welfare funds) and negatively thinks of black Americans as the race who benefits from those "handouts", then who is really racist?

    I think this situation is kind of like societal thoughts on affirmative action. Very few consider that AA helps/helped women, but everyone probably relates it to giving minorities (black Americans) a professional "boost" when competing for jobs or higher education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akashicrecorder View Post
    Welfare should have nothing to do with race, and ideally it would not when people use the word. The point I am making, however, is that Republican politicians use this word to subtly refer to specific groups of people, like blacks. The word "handouts" is similar.

    See Romney fucking up with his 47% comment. He said half the country is expecting "handouts" or something similar, but it can be very reasonably inferred that he was referring to black people, whose vote he mostly had to give up on trying to get.
    Here is why I brought up those statistics...


    IT CANNOT Be inferred at all, let alone easily....

    MINORITIES DON'T MAKE UP 47% OF THE COUNTRY..... THINK.... it's IMPOSSIBLE for that to be racist, because to get to 47% of the population YOU MUST include white people. Let that sink in, it's not difficult, my 5 year old niece could understand this, but I know, she is very smart.

    It can ONLY be inferred if that is the mindset YOU(not Royal, but YOU personally) have when hearing the statement. Like G7 before you, YOU, the lone liberal, that claims to be helping out the minorites, are BY FAR the most racist poster we have. YOU liberals see thigns ONLY through the lens of racial, ethnic, religion, gender, sexual preference lens. Someone can't just be a person, and if they are a minority/protected class it is your job to prop them up. Did you ever think that dropping it, letting go, and letting the cards fall how they may would be helping those people you seek to help more then your manner of doing so?
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    Re: Virulent Racism in the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    Here is why I brought up those statistics...


    IT CANNOT Be inferred at all, let alone easily....

    MINORITIS DON'T MAKE UP $&% OF THE COUNTRY..... THINK.... it's IMPOSSIBLE for that to be racist, because to get to 47% of the population YOU MUST include white people. Let that sink in, it's nto difficult, my 5 year old niece could understand this, bt I know, she is very smart.

    It can ONLY be inferred if that is the mindset YOU(not Royal, but YOU personally) have when hearing the statement. Like G7 before you, YOU, the lone liberal, that claims to be helping out the minorites, are BY FAR the most racist poster we have. YOU liberals see thigns ONLY through the lens of racial, ethnic, religion, gender, sexual preference lens. Someone can't jsut be a person, and if they are a minority/protected class it is yoru job to prop them up. Did you ever think that dropping it, letting go, and letting the cards fall how they may would be helping those peopel you seek to help more then your manner of doing so?


    Whether she realizes it or not, she makes our point that the racism exist in her mind not ours. When she heard Romney say "handouts' in his 47% comment she thought he was talking about black people.
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    Re: Virulent Racism in the Republican Party

    Hey jonboy...what do you mean by "those people" ???

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    Re: Virulent Racism in the Republican Party

    The attitude that "both sides do it so it's ok" is not a legimate point. We should hold our political leaders to a high standard by pointing out when they're behavior is sub par. Pandering to a base and creating a hostile political environment should not acceptable.
    Nobody said "both sides do it" is a legitimate point. The legitimate point is the hypocrisy of the article only pointing out one side's participation.

    The solution to the matter is to overcome the horrid education system in this country that has made civics uninteresting and left us to the circuses of reality TV.




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