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    condorcet

    "Done too much to support blacks" might equal "dislike affirmative action" which is not a racist position.

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    by Sparhawk on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:07:59 PM PDT

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    •  yes, that's true. (1+ / 0-)
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      Which raises the problem that it's not a straightforward task to assess how big a role "race" plays since we don't have a good handle on what that might actually mean.  Ideally, we'd have a measure that measures racial animus, but I'm not sure how you'd uncover that in a survey, even if the answers were candid.  

      "Excuse me sir, do you hate black people?  Yes, very well then, what is your opinion of our current tax policy?"

    •  Good call, & further down (1+ / 0-)
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      Sparhawk

      I question the research as there is no data available to judge the methodology or survey design. Things like this are often headline grabbers, signifying nothing. I await the survey details to draw a conclusion.

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