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  •  very good diary... but a quibble... (3+ / 0-)
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    betson08, Fiona West, mffarrow

    You seem to think there was a hiatus on racism for a while, I don't think there was at all. I think you personally stopped paying attention for awhile but to we in the minority community racism remain virulent and ever present.

    Pardon the cliche, but 9/11 changed all that. After we were attacked, a group of powerful people realized that they could advance their own personal agendas as long as they continued exploiting our fear. Initially, they preyed upon our collective fear of being attacked again, but it soon morphed into a fear of "others". People who weren't like "us". Once that sentiment was allowed to grow, the earth opened up and all of that lingering racism exploded, finally climaxing with the extremism of the Tea Party
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    Right now, the country is similar to a relapsing alcoholic ~ sober for a long time, but now binge drinking with no intention to stop.
    Nixons "southern strategy" never stopped and the racism it engendered in white people never abated. The GOP has survived because they openly used racism as their reason to exist and married racists with banksters to create the frankenparty they now remain.

    But thanks for a well written diary. You've hit the nail on the head.

    America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

    by cacamp on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:37:08 PM PST

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