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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
You make a valid point...
& I'd agree if it weren't for the fact that enlightened people like me and yourself can tell when someone is using a dog whistle, even if only the dog can hear it, we know it's being used.
I agree although..........maybe some of this is "contextual" depending upon one's life experience.
For example, you stated: " When someone hears the phrase “men not working”, and instantly and without further inquiry thinks of black people,".
Where I live there are no "black people"; they just don't inhabit this part of the country which is extremely remote.
The population is roughly 80% Hispanic and 20% Latino. You go into the nearest small town near me and you discover hundreds of working age men who aren't working, or only work enough each week to pay for rent, smokes, & beer.
In this case.................they're almost exclusively white men. Go figure. A town full of "white men not working".
BTW, there's plenty of jobs goin' a beggin out here! I know.........I can't even find a guy wiling to friggin' PAINT a wall!
Another fantastic post.
Much better put than I would have explained it which would have been more along the lines of, "The one who smelt it, dealt it."
The overall sentiments you described I've often thought about in the context of Voter ID rules. I'm of the personal opinion that voting is one of the, if not the single most important functions/rights citizens have. To my small mind, making sure that a person that attempts to vote is eligible to vote and is, in fact, the registered voter they say they are.
A typical reaction to the suggestion that a voter should present identification is that it, "is racist." I've always found that a strange response. Are these people saying that minorities are too stupid or lack the wherewithal to obtain an acceptable form of identification?
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: thinline
And to pick today of all days to start a trump is racist thread............
I've wondered about that...........by that I mean........are there different "races" or is "race" a made up construct?
originally posted by: thesungod
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
I have ALWAYS said that we need to raise standards and ensure to pick those up "below" us.
Bring them up, don't bring yourself down.
Maybe that's just the Military in me though.
originally posted by: Slanter
This has been used forever, the "Well I didn't mean that, so YOU must be the *blank* one for reading into that statement."
There's no way to definitively catch these as pro-racists, but it doesn't seem that strange to me that the main people catching on to racist-adjacent wording are A: anti-racism activists, and B: Overtly racist activists. They're the opposite side of the same coin but tend to communicate along similar lines. So it seems pretty obvious that the two groups of people that would make these connections would be the ones attuned to this method of address.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
Why would BLM be in France?
WHAT world wide loss of brain power,created these Pokemon hypnotized Epsilon semi-morons anyway?