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  •  I'm happy to admit (0+ / 0-)

    that I could be wrong about the motives. I don't think I am, but I could be. And I would never (ever) make a blanket accusation (e.g. everyone who accuses of racism is just trying to gain rhetorical advantage)(those who disagree with me are making accusations of racism to try to gain a rhetorical advantage), or even a targeted one (e.g. you are accusing of racism to gain rhetorical advantage [and to be clear, that's a generic you]).

    I think you're making a false equivalence as I'm describing something that happens without accusing or imputing any particular group of people or any individuals. I'm just saying that I think some accusations of racism are intellectually dishonest and manipulative. I'm not pointing fingers. I'm not accusing anyone in particular.

    Unless you believe that NO accusations of racism are EVER intellectually dishonest and manipulative, I have trouble seeing what the issue is.

    "Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common." Dorothy Parker

    by dedmonds on Tue May 22, 2012 at 09:20:28 AM PDT

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    •  was waiting for this: (0+ / 0-)
      I'm happy to admit that I could be wrong about the motives.
      good.  'cause outside of Beverly Hills Cop's funnier moments, I've never seen race used like that.  in other words, it's my opinion that doesn't happen in REAL life, and it's further my opinion that only someone to whom racism is an abstraction would believe that it did.

      This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

      by mallyroyal on Tue May 22, 2012 at 09:36:01 AM PDT

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