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  •  because it's not the WHOLE truth of the matter: (6+ / 0-)
    IMHO, one simply cannot separate the greater truth that racial oppression and economic oppression are joined at the hip in this  country, and pretty much everywhere. But, even here, in this extremely salient post, it's not even mentioned. Not even once?
    'cause if it were, a LOT of the racial strife in this country wouldn't exist.  

    nobody has to be trying to keep someone down economically to be racially bigoted, and you know that.  so this conflation will fall on deaf ears, for the most part, in my community.

    what are YOU going to do to work around that?

    in your follow-up comment you post this drivel:

    Put another way, I'd argue that race isn't... nearly as much of a problem for the LEFT in comparison to the failure, for whatever rationalizations there may be, of some CENTRISTS to support poignant criticism and change with regard to the ongoing economic mismanagement of our country.
    are you fucking kidding me, bob?  pie fight bullshit, in response to this diary?  jesus jumped up christ.

    This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

    by mallyroyal on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:57:06 AM PDT

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    •  There's no pie fight. Look below. (0+ / 0-)

      As I stated it, already, I was referencing the post, not the comments (as was self-evident from my original comment, which was made in reference to the post, and NOT in responsee another's comment).

      That being said, I'm reminded of this as I respond to someone who's rec'd up countless comments and posts in this community that deliberately or erroneously CONFLATE racism with highly substantive and definitively legitimate criticisms of the truly corrupt, bipartisan, economic mismanagement (which, by definition, is also extremely oppressive to people of color moreso than any other demographic group) of this country, as well.

      Many would legitimately argue--including yours truly--that if you're going to have an over-arching and real discussion about racism in America that does not include strong, substantive and definitively legitimate criticism of the truly corrupt, bipartisan, economic status quo mismanagement this country, then you're kidding yourself and/or you're being disingenuous, as well.

      Of course, it's much easier to just mislabel (or dismiss) many people who share my sentiments when one falsely refers to them as "Obama-haters" (and, in many instances, falsely claim those people are racists). I thought about this a LOT when I voted for President Obama, again, in 2012.

      Unfortunately, I'm reminded of it far too often in this community, even after last year's re-election of the President, too.

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 10:58:10 AM PDT

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