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December 1, 2013 - 3:08 pm
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Just what we need — a nice healthy debate that will be rather one-sided because liberals are already calling anyone who agrees with an RNC tweet commemorating the arrest of Rosa Parks 58 years ago a racist.

In truth, the tweet is inelegant:

Recognizing the inadequacy, the RNC followed up with another tweet:

 

Think Progress (“When You Think Progress, Think Idiocy”) was very helpful in telling us that racism is not over, and that it has actually increased since Barack Obama became president:

Racism, of course, hasn’t ended and may have actually increased since the election of President Obama in 2008.

Some research contends that “racism cost the president more than five million votes in 2008 and 2012″ and a 2012 survey from the Associated Press found that “51 percent of Americans explicitly express anti-black prejudice, up from 48 percent in 2008.” The survey concluded that 79 percent of Republicans are likely to express outright racial prejudice, compared to 32 percent of Democrats.

Following the re-election of Obama in 2012, Colin Powell publicly condemned the GOP’s “dark vein of intolerance” and the party’s repeated use of racial code words to oppose the president and rally white conservative voters. Without mentioning names, Powell singled out former Mitt Romney surrogate and New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu for calling Obama “lazy” and Sarah Palin, who, Powell charged, used slavery-era terms to describe Obama.

This is why the right loses this argument before it even starts. When calling someone “lazy” becomes a term of racial intolerance, what’s the use of debating? And which “slavery era terms” did Palin use? Are those terms still in wide use today?

A little specificity, please, before you smear a public figure as a bigot.

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True. Actually, if racism has increased, (and I think intolerance certainly has), I put it up to the previously ignored, enormous well of racism and bigotry from blacks, which poisons our society terribly.
51 weeks ago
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I. Hate. Twitter.

Anyone in pollyticks should stay the Hell away from it. You have just enough space to say something stupid but not enough to say something intelligent.
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The Left now defines racial prejudice as ANY criticism of Barack Obama. Well, of course, racial prejudice has increased since Obama's election, given that definition.

As long as there are blacks in this country, there will be racial prejudice, because they are the most racist group in the country.
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Racism will never end because no matter how many racist practices or beliefs are eliminated, the standard can always be raised.

It can even become a damned-if-you-do-and-damned-if-you-don't situation. For example, suppose a low-IQ low-income black youth comes into a bit of money and agrees to waste it on some overpriced luxury item. Should the racist seller cynically take advantage of his immaturity to make a big profit, or should the seller accept being called a racist for trying to talk the youth out of his purchase (as happened in Italy to a seller of $30,000 purses who did not recognize Oprah Winfrey)?
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The simple truth is the vast majority of people who accuse others of racism are deeply racist themselves and are merely attempting to cover up their own bigotry and insecurity.

It's like the closet homosexual who acts uber-macho and homophobic.

It's important we start pointing this out. If you call someone a racist that means you are racist :-)
51 weeks ago
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Didn't you just call a whole bunch of folks racists? You racist you!
50 weeks ago
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So no one can point out that anyone else is racist, even if it's true, without "becoming" racist themselves?

That's the dumbest thing I've heard this week.
50 weeks ago
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Yup, if you say someone is racist you are a racist. It's just the way it is.
50 weeks ago
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Bullcrap.

articulating truth doesn't make you racist. But claiming everyone is might. In any case, people who obsess over it, probably are themselves.
50 weeks ago
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You may go to sleep when ready, Gridley.
50 weeks ago
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Well, perhaps people should simply respond by telling purveyors of ad hominem that they're full of sh*t, and it's never hard to demonstrate, then simply move on: we'd waste less time with tendentious cranks. I live in academia, and have told people this to their face - with a smile on mine. After that, I'm left alone. Funny that.
51 weeks ago
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Specificity isn't necessary when we all "know" people like that are racists, even if it turns out they never said any of those things...it's what's on the inside... /sarc
51 weeks ago
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The true danger and measure of racism and discrimination lies in laws and the willingness to racially huddle within mainstream institutions. Germans couldn't put Jews on trains in the 1920s cuz individuals had no power to act on their hatred.

Separate individuals have little chance of mainstreaming hatred compared to the credibility of an institution, whose mere presence conveys credibility and normality, even if it stands behind hateful and crazy ideas.

"Black people are lazy" is one message on a box of Cheerios and another scrawled on a wall as graffiti.

For those who like to see racism where there is none, it's no surprise that by an amazingly convenient coincidence the enemy talks in code and huddles within no mainstream institutions. White kids are not being raised to formally huddle.

For those who like to ignore where racism actually is, bizarre mainstream racial theories that paint every member of an ethnic group as benefiting from racism - even if they live in Siberia - like "white privilege" and the underground New Jim Crow is too foresty treesy to actually see.

Black literary and film awards, black anthologies, a black Congressional caucus, black TV channels, black web sites, various black Halls of Fame, black studies, black fraternities, black student unions, black trade unions, black mayors, police chiefs and firemen's groups, National Urban League, Assoc. of Black Hotel Owners, ...of Black Storytellers, ...of Black Accountants, ...Blacks in Criminal Justice, ...Black Engineers, ...Black Market Developers, ...Black Journalists, ...Black Wall St. Merchants, Black Culinarians, Miss Black USA, Harlem Writers Guild, ...Black Cowboys, the list is endless.

Black kids are being raised to formally huddle by their parents because of an "enemy." "White people are racist" is one thing scrawled on a wall and another enshrined by the presence of an institution.
51 weeks ago
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Here we are, arguing about semantics again, and on the subject of race. Boring. All this is anymore is responding to squirrels and red herrings from the left. Tuning out now....
51 weeks ago
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the word "ending" is present participle....it means it is still ongoing.....but guess the intelligent Leftists don't know that.
51 weeks ago
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I. Hate. Twitter.

Anyone in pollyticks should stay the Hell away from it. You have just enough space to say something stupid but not enough to say something intelligent.
51 weeks ago
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Please - The Left is not liberal. It's Orwellian to use the word liberal for leftists.
51 weeks ago
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How about 'The left is Orwellian'.
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