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  •  Ever hear, "we gave those people rights they never (9+ / 0-)

    earned." - hmmm? Interesting construct. White people granted Black folk their humanity which entitled them to human rights. Mighty generous, no? Yes, we've always treated 'em good. Why are they so ungrateful?

    Who cares what banks may fail in Yonkers. Long as you've got a kiss that conquers.

    by rasbobbo on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 10:24:49 PM PDT

    •  I had a similar argument... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...with my best friend's dad once in the form of LGBT equality. It infuriated me that he argued that equality would come from straight people giving it to us and not from LGBT people fighting for it; the reason that we're not equal already is that straight people (not all of them, of course) are standing in the way. My best friend later told me jokingly that she thought I was going to punch her dad (or something like that). Normally I just halfway grunt when her dad goes on and on and on about something, but this was something that directly affects me, and he, in his straight priviledge, thought he was obviously right instead of trying to learn something from my life's experience as a gay man.

    •  This is what I hear all the time (1+ / 0-)
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      that's always been the position my racist Southern kin have expressed.  And it helps to explain the true disdain that white Southern bigots have for liberals...

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 01:34:51 PM PDT

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