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  •  I'm black.. and I find her comments OFFENSIVE.. (7+ / 0-)

    It is to suggest that every accomplishment I have ever made, and ever will make.  As hard as I try, as much as I work towards what might seem an unattainable goal - once I get there, it was only because it was handed to me.. because I was born Black?  

    My kids will never have an accomplishment, a success, without affirmative action or some quota stepping in.  Even if they are the most skilled, obviously the most educated, demonstrate better judgement that's not enough... only because they are Black will they be granted success..

    Kids in the ghettos of America, without teachers, books, parents, food, proper shelter, rapid ambulance response, fair policing,  fair judges, fair imprisonment, fair death sentences -- they must have it easy.. Society has given them everything, and look how they squander it.

    People like Ferraro literally hurt my respect for America.  Sometimes being African-American feels like being an African who immigrated to America.  Sometimes it feels like being a foreigner, accent, funny mannerisms, the whole nine yards..  Sometimes standing out of a crowd can be good, but it's almost never good in America if you stand out of a crowd of White people and you're Black..

    One thing about Ferraro's comments are somewhat true.. Obama wouldn't be in the same place he is now if he wasn't Black.. Why?  Because people like Limbaugh and Ferraro and Bill Clinton wouldn't play the race card if he was say Japanese or Hawaiian.  Why?  Because nobody gets treated like Black folks do in this country.. nobody!  (Although the Japanese were interned, but the point is still somewhat valid)..

    •  Hillary used the same approach to discount MLK's (1+ / 0-)
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      Bruce HB Lee

      achievements, earlier in the campaign, by
      implying that the credit really belonged
      to LBJ.

      When you look at Ferraro, you see Hillary
      standing right beside her.

      Don't expect any "reject and denounce"
      from the Clintons on this.

      Ferraro's playing the card that Bill can
      no longer play. And look at the timing of it.
      It's cold and calculated.

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