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  •  Not for nothing (10+ / 0-)

    But I googled "eraser prius condo" right now based purely on the fact that those are three things in my current field of view and I got 556,000 hits. I'm not making a claim about the level of racism, just that 'counting by Google' is probably not a good way to make the case.

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    by Sparhawk on Tue May 22, 2012 at 05:17:31 AM PDT

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    •  You have a Prius? (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      We just bought a 2007.

      What kind of milage do you get?

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      by JamieG from Md on Tue May 22, 2012 at 05:23:30 AM PDT

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    •  I heartily agree that it leaves plenty to (9+ / 0-)

      be desired in terms of quantification.

      The N-word alone gets 17 million hits in google. Some of that may be a dicitionary definition of the word or quoting the word in a dialogue within a book for example - 'innocent' (for the lack of a better term) usage. Maybe it's just me but when I see more 20% of the hits with that word also have the word Obama, it suggests a fairly widespread problem to me.

      When you drill down and click some of those links, it's pretty disheartening  as some of the single hits lead to a community of posters accepting the derogatory use of this label.

      I looked up one of the 2008 polls I'd seen as well:
      ahoo News poll uncovers white bias against Obama

      The poll suggests that Obama's support would be as much as 6 percentage higher if there were not white racial prejudice.
      The number of whites who won't vote for Obama simply because he is black is probably a lot higher than the poll suggests because people have a difficult time owning up to their biases.
      Poll numbers suggest most voters are not judging Obama's presidency based on the color of his skin, but the issue has continued to surface in Obama's presidency with disheartening regularity.
      •  that 17 million google hit result (0+ / 0-)

        actually masks the true amount of hostility out there, since racists have gotten very creative with other ways to present the N-word including odd spacings, use of 9 and Q instead of the letter G, etc.

        "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."

        by TrueBlueMajority on Tue May 22, 2012 at 04:00:49 PM PDT

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