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    It's sad that in the 21st century, people are still this caught up about race. A lot of people, sadly, just voted for Obama because he's black and Romney because he's white. Who gives a toss about skin color! Racism is never gonna go away until we stop talkin about it.

    We are all Americans, and that is all that matters.

    •  What's sad is that this comment got a rec - n/t (16+ / 0-)

      "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

      by CaliSista on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 03:39:32 PM PDT

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      •  Libertarians talking about race... smh (nt) (2+ / 0-)
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      •  While I didn't rec the comment, (0+ / 0-)

        I certainly approve of the idea behind it. An America where pigment was irrelevant to politics would be a better America.

        I suspect that the comment and I would disagree as to how close we are to that goal, but the goal itself is worthy.

        --Shannon

        "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
        "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

        by Leftie Gunner on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 12:54:07 PM PDT

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        •  I'm sure most would agree that's a worthy (2+ / 0-)

          goal.

          An America where pigment was irrelevant to politics would be a better America.
          The problem (IMNSHO) is the statement
          A lot of people, sadly, just voted for Obama because he's black
          is framing typically espoused by clueless racially biased right wingers.  Also, the dismissive nature of writing
          Who gives a toss about skin color!
          leads me to believe this person has never personally encountered racism and is incapable of empathizing with those who have. Lastly, saying
          Racism is never gonna go away until we stop talkin about it
          is AT BEST naive but more likely indicative of somehow believing that ignoring a problem or pretending it doesn't exist will magically make it go away.

          "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

          by CaliSista on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 06:24:36 PM PDT

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          •  This statement is undoubtedly true: (0+ / 0-)

            A lot of people, sadly, just voted for Obama because he's blackAnd nobody should hve a problem with it, at least not now.

            Having the first of your tribe become President is a huge thing. After we've had a half-dozen or so black Presidents, I'd probably be less comfortable with it, but the first one's a freebie.

            I'd feel the same way about the first Pagan or atheist.

            --Shannon

            "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
            "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

            by Leftie Gunner on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 10:30:03 AM PDT

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            •  Are you suggesting that members of (0+ / 0-)

              Obama's "tribe" (I'm assuming you mean his Black tribe and not his White tribe) voted for him because he is Black or that the electorate in general voted for him because he's Black? How do you define "a lot"? An extra 1%? 5%? 10%? 50%?

              "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

              by CaliSista on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 05:54:17 PM PDT

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              •  The "a lot" wasn't mine... (0+ / 0-)

                The blockquote didn't work.

                --Shannon

                "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
                "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

                by Leftie Gunner on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 09:28:43 PM PDT

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