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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    This is America. I don't have to socialize with people that I don't want to. My company can hire whoever they want, not who YOU deem to be the most qualified. The private school my children attend is free to accept and reject whoever they want. You libs need to deal with it.
    This is also the America where it's illegal to discriminate on the basis of race.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    You should have an issue with people "taking offense" to fighting against racism because what they are trying to do is to make it socially unacceptable to fight against racism. It's no different than the folks that have always done that. The people who characterized black civil rights leaders as "uppity" and white civil rights leaders as "n-word lovers". The people who tried to paint equal rights as "communism". All that disgusting part of our history used to be fading away, but now it's back full force in the Republican party. Sure, they use the code word "racist" instead of the n-word, but it's exactly the same people doing exactly the same thing.
    Not even remotely the same thing. You painted yourself into a corner with your over the top rhetoric. It was poppycock, in its purest form. Doubling down on it now just makes you look more foolish.
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    No it's not. You could perhaps characterize it as ignorant or "head-in-the-sand." but just because someone has a problem with the concept of white privilege doesn't make them a white supremacist. You're engaging in serious hyperbole here.
    There. You see? It isn't stupidity. They are doing it intentionally:

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    LOL. The GOP is SO worried about losing their 2% of the black vote.
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    This is America. I don't have to socialize with people that I don't want to. My company can hire whoever they want, not who YOU deem to be the most qualified. The private school my children attend is free to accept and reject whoever they want. You libs need to deal with it.
    Total tax rates- People living in poverty: 16.2%. The median American: 27%. Working people who make over $140k/year: 31%. The top 1%: 30%. Super rich investors: around 15%. Help the democrats retake the house.

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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Not even remotely the same thing. You painted yourself into a corner with your over the top rhetoric. It was poppycock, in its purest form. Doubling down on it now just makes you look more foolish.
    Oh course it is the same thing. They automatically attack anybody who is trying to counter racism. Just like the folks did the jim crow days. What's the difference?
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    LOL. The GOP is SO worried about losing their 2% of the black vote.
    In elections decided by 2-3% - I really don't see that as a laughing matter.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Oh course it is the same thing. They automatically attack anybody who is trying to counter racism. Just like the folks did the jim crow days. What's the difference?
    They attack what they feel are unfair stereotypes levied against whites. One can very easily dismiss the idea of "white privilege" without being a white supremacist themselves, whether they are wrong or right in said assertion. Take the accusatory nonsense down a few notches and you might be taken more seriously.

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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Oh course it is the same thing. They automatically attack anybody who is trying to counter racism. Just like the folks did the jim crow days. What's the difference?
    Your side thinks it's okay to keep white kids out of the University of Michigan. When you deny our children the right to education, we have to fight back.

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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    They attack what they feel are unfair stereotypes levied against whites. One can very easily dismiss the idea of "white privilege" without being a white supremacist themselves, whether they are wrong or right in said assertion. Take the accusatory nonsense down a few notches and you might be taken more seriously.
    Unfair stereotypes levied against whites? What? There are no unfair stereotypes about whites or anything remotely like that in this campaign.
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Your side thinks it's okay to keep white kids out of the University of Michigan. When you deny our children the right to education, we have to fight back.
    LOL don't be ridiculous. You understand that the overwhelming majority of students admitted to Michigan are white, right? What you really mean is that you're mad that they let in some minorities.
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Unfair stereotypes levied against whites? What? There are no unfair stereotypes about whites or anything remotely like that in this campaign.
    I'm not speaking from a personal perspective. Obviously some individuals felt otherwise, to in turn label the entire right wing as bigots is silly, but you should know that by now.

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