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  •  Are you serious? (15+ / 0-)
    No we all can't get along because white people think they're better when they aren't.
    That is now a "real viewpoint" we're uprating on Daily Kos?

    How about a statement that said

    "No we can't get along because BLACK PEOPLE think they're _______"

    Because white people need their privilege

    That includes liberals. They need their privilege so that they can protect the white race.

    okay, so here's another "valid viewpoint"

    "Because Jews need their privilege, that includes liberals.  They need their privilege so they can protest the Jewish Race.

    Ugly shit like that would be TROLLED THE FUCK OFF THIS SITE in seconds but we're uprating it as a "valid viewpoint" because its against White People?

    That is some shameful shit right there.  

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 06:43:18 AM PDT

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    •  basta (6+ / 0-)

      We could have an interesting discussion about that comment, but basically, debating what's acceptable to say about "white people" is a tangent (not to say derail) that doesn't need more space at the top of the comments.

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      by HudsonValleyMark on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:09:15 AM PDT

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    •  It's not a "valid viewpoint"...it's an opinion... (4+ / 0-)
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      TomP, Happy Days, wader, JayBat

      ...one that is misguided, IMO, but not HR-worthy.

      Adequate health care should be a LEGAL RIGHT in the U.S without begging or bankruptcy. Until it is, we should not dare call our society civilized.

      by Love Me Slender on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:18:09 AM PDT

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    •  Because Jews are victims of historical prejudice (1+ / 0-)
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      Jeff Simpson

      You can't substitute "Jews" for "White people" because Jewish people have been the victims of racial prejudice - and genocide - for most of the last 2000 years.

      You can accuse Jewish people of racism in Israel, since they are not a disempowered minority there. And Jews in the US could also be racist against minorities in the US where a power differential exists. But even then, the positions aren't interchangeable...even the most privileged, anti-Arab Israeli knows that he's still "black" (in the generic sense of the word), he's still a despised minority, in much of the world.

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