There is no racism in America. It's a libral conspiracy. The only racists in the US are those that call the KKK racist because it's obvious just an organization that promotes white GOP values.
So goes the rightwing noise machine.
But that doesn't really account for your sudden confusion above ...
Let's face it, such shunning is more based on popular perception weighed against the benefits of courting these groups
I think the real difference is that while the KKK clearly can't operate openly as a GOP support organization, the GOP and conservatives do in fact use racist code to attract white voters, especially in the South and rural areas. The Democrats, in contrast, do not use "Farrakhan" code to attract minorities. They don't have to: they attract voters with policies, not cryptic cultural messages. In contrast, if the GOP was forthright about its policies, it would lose even more voters (which is why GOP-speak tends to involved dodges and dog whistles).
In any case, the conservative meme that racism doesn't exist in the US is another example of GOP rhetoric designed to win over white voters using subliminal coded messages.
Last edited by head of joaquin; 06-06-13 at 02:24 PM.
PS As for the term "hospitality", I'm not dedicated to it's use here
It's hard for me to actually compare the two, being that if I'm in a conservative group I would be identified with the majority in most cases, while the type of racism often expressed in liberal circles would be the exact oppositeI think the real difference is that while the KKK clearly can't operate openly as a GOP support organization, the GOP and conservatives do in fact use racist code to attract white voters, especially in the South and rural areas.
But regardless, the racism I see in many conservative circles can be pretty off-putting, to say the least