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  •  Well now hold on a minute (2+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic, OIL GUY

    I'm a 60 year-old white guy (or so my folks say, though there appears to be a bit of this and that in the family history that no one will talk about--time for the DNA test!) who is and always has been a strong progressive. As are most of my white friends, male and female, young and old.

    Of course we live on the Left Coast and are all college educated.

    Even here there are certainly a good number of white men who are "conservative" (wingers), but in my experience, every year it's less and less.

    But I get tired of the tendency of political analysts to lump us all in the same category--the older, right-wing, racist, head-in-the-sand angry white guys. Don't give up on the older white voting population--some of them are coming around to common sense and reality-based decision making.

    Besides, I don't have a lawn to yell at the kids to get off of. It's a lovely green garden with a fountain and a Buddha on one side and a Quan Yin on the other.

    •  Yeah but you're educated and professional (2+ / 0-)
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      Onomastic, OIL GUY

      and live in a more culturally sophisticated part of the country. Because it takes too long to fully type it out, most people who say "older white men" really mean "older white working class white men without college degrees who live in cultural backwaters". Of course, this too is a generalization, as there are such people who are nevertheless progressive. But statistically speaking, such people tend to be more racist, regressive and angry, thus the stereotype.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:35:05 AM PDT

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