But I'll put forward, for the opposing viewpoint, that the specific organizational purpose of the NAACP, The Congressional Black Caucus, The National Organization of Women (sexism), almost all Affirmative Action Policies, La Raza and more are all specificly and directly textbook examples of racism in their very purpose, to promote benfits for one racial or ethnic group, or one gender, over the others in policy.
I'd be interested to hear your tales of the racism you saw personally at these rallies. My wife went to one in our area (I did not) and she didn't mention any racism or controversy.McCain Presidential rallies in '08
I think we may define racism differently. I'd also say this board, with it's 10 or so truly active regulars, is a poor place to guage larger societal reality.and this board. I can't remember the last time I've read a racist statement by a liberal poster, while Acepepe posts quite frequently.
I also have to say I geenerally do not read Acepepe much, so can't comment on him or his positions, but I'd be suprised if actual racism, as defined above, was tolerated by our Moderators here.
That's pretty awful. I usually just think of Limbaugh as a generally person, to the point that him being racist or not wouldn't change my opinion of him at all.
Love Workaholics, reminds of the kind of dumbazz I was at that age. so happy to have added the word "growler" to my names-for-poop repertoire.
And I'm as libertarian as we have here at JI. Even the most core rights have some form of appropriate regulation and limits.
We've covered this, you and I, and if I recall correctly we've already found agreement PK. As long as the State provides a form of free voter ID for those who show need (I.e. the poor), then we've already agreed that showing an ID is not an undue burden in our society today.
I would maintain that someone who does not posess any form of personal identification, and is unwilling to take even basic steps to aquire one, is themselves choosing to abandon their right to vote. The same way someone who chooses not to buy a gun has abandoned their 2nd amendment rights.
Absentee ballots are the real cause of voter fraud. I will anxiously await you and your campaign to ban absentee ballots.
I will look the other way, George. I do not want to actually stop voter fraud. Too busy. Workee workee...
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The McCain rallies covered on television during the last election revealed racism - "He's not an American". The birther sh*t was just the logical next step for racists, after Obama won.
And I know, this small community of posters is not a perfect representation of society, but I mean I think it's reasonable to reference it when we're speaking about racism in politics, because we talk politics here. And it's pretty obvious to anyone who reads these boards, if there is racism, it comes from a small subset of posters, who happen to be extremely conservative.
Al not so Sharp ton hates anything that isn't black and doesn't kiss his fat black ass.
Arrested 35 Times, Illegal Immigrant Sofyan Eldani Still Not Deported
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