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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: seasoul
So you agree that the guys in garland, in paris, and in aussie were all not terrorist then?
Pitcavage said a patch with orange, white and blue stripes on the upper right side of Roof's jacket is the flag of South Africa's Apartheid government. The patch below it is the flag of the former white-controlled country of Rhodesia, which later became Zimbabwe, he added.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: BELIEVERpriest
Racism is very much alive and well. We really haven't moved far forward from the civil rights movement of Dr. King. We've simply swept it under the rug. People still tell racist jokes, just in private. People still would rather socialize, hire, marry and live next to people of their own skin color.
We've intellectualized racism, and convinced ourselves it's gone -- no, it's just hiding in the closet. It's the big ugly gorilla in the room that none of us want to talk about, and pretend isn't really there.
In some quiet, predominately white suburban neighborhood, a housewife worries her property value will decrease as she sees a large black family move in next door. After moving to a new town in the south, a white father investigates private schools for his daughter, as public schools do poorly/have low funding/are full of poverty-striken minorities. This type of thing still happens on a daily basis folks, absolutely.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: Krazysh0t I like that you at times find him to 'leftist', yet can appreciate some of his reflections on our national, well not only national, but human situations. There are so many who just poo poo him and count him a pinko and that to me just smacks of stupidity.
For me, it was Jon Stewart who mouthed the defining words concerning the fall of the towers. On that night he came on, as you point out above and had no jokes, no funny stuff to relay. He spoke only to the highest of our American principles, only to the fullest of America's heart and spoke for us all, left, right and all between.
originally posted by: NavyDoc
And looking for a good school for your kid is racist now and only white people do that?
The whole post was racist.
originally posted by: seasoul
a reply to: Sremmos80
With all due respect, to begin composing an exaggerated racism and/or terrorism meme on a national level, based on the actions of a single psychopath, is to attempt the construction of a massive foreboding mountain out of a miserable mole-hill.