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  • Wendell Berry: The new racism embodied in total contempt for Obama

    09/13/2015 9:05:05 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 9/13/2015 | Wendell Berry
    ...Nobody can doubt that virtually all of the president's political enemies would vehemently defend themselves against a charge of racism. Virtually all of them observe the forms and taboos of political correctness. If any very visible one of their own should insult the president by a recognized racial slur, they would all join in the predictable outrage. But the paramount fact of this moment in the history of racism is that you don't have to denominate the president by a recognized racial slur when his very name can be used as a synonym. This subtilized racism is not only a...
  • Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state, cites 'very politicized' confirmation....

    12/13/2012 1:02:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 148 replies
    Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, she told NBC News on Thursday.
  • Racism simmers below surface on health care

    03/23/2010 8:00:15 AM PDT · by lex33 · 39 replies · 1,390+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 23, 2010 | MARY MITCHELL
    <p>During the showdown over healthcare reform, some of the members of the Tea Party took off their masks.</p> <p>Many African Americans had already suspected some of these people are more opposed to the skin color of the man in the White House than they were to the president's political ideology.</p>
  • Look who’s talking

    12/13/2002 9:46:01 PM PST · by What Is Ain't · 8 replies · 190+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/13/02 | William Saletan
    Dec. 13 — Friday afternoon, Trent Lott, the incoming Senate majority leader, apologized yet again for an allegedly racist comment he made at the 100th birthday party of his colleague, Strom Thurmond. Many conservative pundits have discounted Lott’s apologies, arguing that he should step down to restore his party’s honor. They want to be tough and principled. But calling Lott a bigot and throwing him overboard is the easy way out. Lott’s apologies tell a truer and more common story. He has forgotten the importance of the civil rights movement. He tries to be nice even to extremists in his...