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Liberal Obsession With Race is Growing Old

HermanBB Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 2:47 PM
White liberals are in favor of affirmative action. Why? They may not admit it but they support it because don't feel blacks can make it on their own. How is that for racism?
lshort Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 6:27 PM
For some, that is definitely the reason, and that's pretty sad (and insulting to blacks). For others, their reasons are better--but they don't tend to be the ones in government, unfortunately. Actually, now that I think of it, they don't tend to be across-the-board liberals, either--more along the lines of your "compassionate conservatives," a brand I believe went out of fashion with George W.
lshort Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 6:28 PM
OMG, TH please stop doubleposting my comments...
lshort Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 6:28 PM
OMG, TH please stop doubleposting my comments...
lshort Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 6:28 PM
That's it, I'm going to reboot my computer and go clean the house. Maybe it'll quit by the time I get back.
lshort Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 6:28 PM
That's it, I'm going to reboot my computer and go clean the house. Maybe it'll quit by the time I get back.
lshort Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 6:27 PM
For some, that is definitely the reason, and that's pretty sad (and insulting to blacks). For others, their reasons are better--but they don't tend to be the ones in government, unfortunately. Actually, now that I think of it, they don't tend to be across-the-board liberals, either--more along the lines of your "compassionate conservatives," a brand I believe went out of fashion with George W.
Fooling Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 4:16 PM
A lot of them have a vested interest in it. And fear coming out against it and being called racist.

No doubt about it.

When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow?

I was in the room when, during the Democratic convention, civil rights hero John Lewis suggested that Republicans wanted to "go back" to the days when black men like him could be beaten in the street by the enforcers of Jim Crow. I thought it an outrageous and disgusting bit of demagoguery. The audience of Democratic delegates cheered in a riot of self-congratulation.

It's bizarre. I spend most of my time talking...