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  •  I wholeheartedly agree with you, cacamp (13+ / 0-)

    I attended Dartmouth College in the late 1970s, when some of the first major clashes took place between the very small Native American population (at a school nominally founded to educate Indians), and the growing conservative wave that launched, among other things, the infamous Dartmouth Review.  I was utterly dumbfounded at the blatant racism expressed toward N.A.'s by many privileged whites who considered themselves open-minded and lacking in prejudice.  Many of the N.A.'s were so depressed and disillusioned by this that they considered leaving school altogether (and some did).

    It amazes me that, here again, in the 21st century, this self-proclaimed progressive, Kroning, is so blind to his own fundamental racism that he can't even look in the mirror and ask the question, "maybe I'm wrong?"  He is no progressive, no friend to the disadvantaged: he's another in a long line of bigoted jackasses who give lip service to bland egalitarian ideals, only to slap the victims of injustice in the face any time they don't play by his (presumptuous, condescending) rules.

    Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set... -- Gandalf

    by dnta on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 06:47:04 PM PST

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