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Old 09-23-2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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Reverends of the Race Card

I can't get over how these "civil rights" leaders have to racially politicize everything. As we all "know," Bush just doesn't like black people.

If we want a colorblind society, why do these idiots keep making race an issue?



"Why are there no African Americans in that circle?"

"How can blacks be left out of the leadership and trapped into the suffering?"

"There is a historical indifference to the pain of poor people, and black people ... we seem to adjust more easily to black pain."

"They are poor people, black people for the most part without private transportation, many of them are old and sick."

MATTHEWS: What do you think of George W. Bush, the president's performance in this effort?

JACKSON: Well, he never came to New Orleans. His Cabinet member never came to New Orleans. The Red Cross never came to New Orleans. They were told by Homeland Security, don't come.

They say it's dangerous. He went to Iraq. In two days, he was at 9/11 holding up the arms of fireman and police, which he should have done. But the firemen of New Orleans deserve their arms held up as well. It seems to me that his leadership was vital and missed in a time when it should-I think it really should have been present.



REV. AL SHARPTON: I feel race was a factor. Why? I remember almost a year ago to the day I was in Florida when a hurricane was coming not a point four, not a point five, and I saw the white house move. I saw the government of the president's brother move. National guard was already alerted before the storm ever hit. It seems to me that if we can be alert in Palm Beach, Florida, we could have been alert in New Orleans.

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They're not "making race an issue", it is an issue

And I don't think they're "idiots" either. Colorblind doesn't mean blind to the issues of people of color.
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only white people have the luxury of wishing for a colorblind society.

race matters.
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I've actually met both of them.......

Anyway, they sometimes are dead on when it comes to racial issues...but many times they don't exactly help their cause. However race still is and always will be an issue here.
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They're not "making race an issue", it is an issue

And I don't think they're "idiots" either. Colorblind doesn't mean blind to the issues of people of color.
I want some strong, solid evidence that supports their (seemingly) outrageous attacks on the president and FEMA for their apparent "racism." This goes for anyone.
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[B]:Anyway, they sometimes are dead on when it comes to racial issues...but many times they don't exactly help their cause.
I couldn't agree more.

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However race still is and always will be an issue here.
I believe that one day we will finally get past it. We should've passed it long ago, but these kinds of racial agitators are what has been holding us back for decades. Can they make a living without playing the race card? Hmmm....
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Well there are still plenty of white racists out there too.....some in my own family unfortunately. Come to Virginia...I can take you to a Klan camp if you want me to
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only white people have the luxury of wishing for a colorblind society.

race matters.
(Can't help wondering if Jesse Jackson would have a career in a colorblind society...)

If race matters, it shouldn't. I don't believe that a lot of minorities would agree with you that "only white people" can wish for a colorblind society. I feel the opposite is true, that they wish to blend in with the rest of us.
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Well there are still plenty of white racists out there too.....some in my own family unfortunately. Come to Virginia...I can take you to a Klan camp if you want me to
Nah, I'll take your word for it.

Any kind of racial tension should have no place in politics.
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Yes and as long as there are still racists and wretched evil like the KKK, we still need "agitators".

We've already discussed the race issue vis a vis Katrina in numerous threads- even if there isn't solid proof that racism played a part, we still need to face up to the racism that exists in this country.
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(Can't help wondering if Jesse Jackson would have a career in a colorblind society...)

If race matters, it shouldn't. I don't believe that a lot of minorities would agree with you that "only white people" can wish for a colorblind society. I feel the opposite is true, that they wish to blend in with the rest of us.


this post speaks for itself.

"the rest of us" speaks volumes.
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Why do they care about racial issues? They're a racial minority, stupid. Why do conservative Christian groups always have to bring up the religious issues? They always act like this is the Roman Empire and they're being fed to the lions.

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this post speaks for itself.
"the rest of us" speaks volumes.
I agree

Maybe just maybe WE should "blend in" with THEM
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Wow, that comment about "blending in" with the "rest of us" really sums up why race really is still an issue. Incredible.
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Yes and as long as there are still racists and wretched evil like the KKK, we still need "agitators".
There are all kinds of ideas that will never be completely eliminated. I don't see the need for racial agitators any more than I see the need for anyone still fighting to let women into the workforce.

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We've already discussed the race issue vis a vis Katrina in numerous threads- even if there isn't solid proof that racism played a part, we still need to face up to the racism that exists in this country.
I missed much of the discussion, but did notice a thread entitled, "Black people loot, white people 'find things'."
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