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  •  You reject accusations of racism (2+ / 0-)
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    ontheleftcoast, mallyroyal

    What a surprise.

    You realize that this diary wasn't blaming anyone specifically of being a racist.  There was no finger pointed at you.  But you had to make it about yourself.

    That's called privilege, assuming you're the important one.

    The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 09:25:55 AM PST

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    •  You have NO IDEA what you're talking about... (1+ / 0-)
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      Nada Lemming

      and your attitude toward davidincleveland's post is just as ignorant as ANY post that tries to use this horrific event as a talking point for race.

      Not everything is about race.

      If 20 black children were killed in the way these poor kids were, by a piece of garbage who worshipped guns and fancied himself a "warrior" or whatever he considered himself, they outrage would be equal.

      And not everything on this planet is a talking point. I have a friend who lost a daughter in this event and I cannot even expect you to understand what she's going through and how she has to not only relives the event daily but will eventually find it as a political football thrown around by others who have the gall to speak so easily about it in relation to "race."

      I'm horrified by anyone who's killed. This was not an event like every other, and others like it would get just as much attention. Get a clue.

      "It doesn't matter whether you win or lose. It's how you ladle the gravy." - Felix Ungar

      by Verbalpaintball on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:50:30 AM PST

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      •  You can claim that the outrage would be equal (0+ / 0-)

        all you want, but that doesn't make it so.

        I'm horrified by anyone who's killed.
        I'm sure you are, but are you really going to claim that you don't have more of a reaction when the people killed are more closely connected to you?  You care about this more because you are more closely connected to this than to the children being killed here where I am in Oakland, even though kids get killed here on a fairly regular basis.  And that's a normal human thing, but to pretend like there's no racial aspect of that is absurd.

        If your white then the chances are that you know more white people, so you'll care about white kids getting killed more than other kids, just statistics.  And if you're white you have more power and money that other folks, statistically speaking again.  That ends up with a systemic effect that makes it so the country does less about and cares less about black kids that die.  It's a fact.

        Saying we can't talk about race because this was a horrible tragedy is just as bad as saying we can't politicize this and talk about gun control.  We need to talk about both of those things, and violent media as well, in my opinion.

        The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:03:24 AM PST

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