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- that they discount a politician based simply on the degree of "blackness" in the skin and level to which the speech pattern can be associated with blacks?
I'll remind ppl that the dialect people criticize the most in this country are the various versions of the Southern dialect -- and yet we've elected MANY Presidents who clearly speak "southern" and not just when they want to(Carter, Clinton, Bush had a bit of a twang, almost Gore, etc. etc.)
The most interesting part is watching all the Blacks, to include Obama, throw on their Uncle Tom suits for the asshole - dumb is as dumb does.
It's a pretty indisputable fact that if Obama were as black as midnight and talked like a Southern Baptist Preacher, he would not have been elected. Saying that is not racist.
However, referring to his manner of speaking as not being a "negro dialect" indicates that Sen. Reid thinks in those terms. I don't think that necessarily means he's a racist, but it means that he thinks differently than most progressive people would like to admit and in a way that many might find offensive.
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