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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    I don't call anybody "a racist." I might call their ideas racist or even call them racist as an adjective. But "a racist" as an identity just seems... racist.


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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I don't call anybody "a racist." I might call their ideas racist or even call them racist as an adjective. But "a racist" as an identity just seems... racist.

    Ehh, I'd say few people are overt racists, but they do exist. We usually have some wonderful examples in the race and IQ threads.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    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.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The only people that play the race card in DP is you and the rest of the Liberals pushing for Gay marriage and comparing it to black injustice.......you do it everytime you run out of excuses...................When and how have I played the ****ing race card? I will be waiting for you answer.....You and Sharpton make a great pair!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You mean other than trying to use Obama's middle name to insunuate he is Muslim?

    How about this time:

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Why didn't you add 2008 when it was 96% for Hussein Obama. Even hardcore black Republicans like Armstrong Williams voted for him because he is black DUH!!, your point is?
    Or this time:

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    I will never understand why the Jewish population or the Black population in this country vote democrat.....The democrats could give a **** less about them.....They make promises to them that they know they can't keep..They just want their vote, Now you have the Obama administration(God knows what he is) slamming Israel our best and really only ally in the ME. If the dems every lost the black and Jewish vote they would never win another national election.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Powell voted for Obama,......There both Black...you do the math..........
    Hell NP< that is page one still of a search that returns 146 posts, and I could easily come up with different parameters.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    go Australia goooooooooooooooooo' oops am I going to be warned again in this nice Forum?

    racist??????? omg???? me?????? OMGGGGGGGGGGG

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Sharpton and those like him are only racist in a vacuum. With no legitimate oppression of blacks and other minorities going on, then he is just making trouble. However, were anyone to suggest that no such oppression is going on, that person would be lying or just plain stupid.

    I'm not sure what definition of racism we're using here, but I'm going to explain mine. Racism is the oppression of people based on race. Not the dislike. Not the hatred. It's the act of oppression. By the definition, Sharpton cannot be racist, as he isn't capable of oppressing anyone. Which color skin you are born with is still a fairly strong indicator of your opportunities in life. We all know that this paradigm is not inherent to nature. It is a construct that we (mostly the white "we") have created. Until it is no more, then someone like Sharpton must continue to show us that it is there and that it needs addressing.

    The idea that talking about race makes one a racist is a fabrication designed by those who like it that white people have all kinds of advantages over other races to keep the discussion about race quiet. Are gays bigots against straight people for clamoring about the rights that they are denied? Of course not. Just as blacks are not bigots for clamoring about the opportunities that they are denied. The myth is that speaking legitimate grievances is the same thing as bigotry, and that is a very clever tactic, specifically working to keep blacks and other minorities oppressed.
    As opposed to being just plain naive? Seriously, while your post was very articulate, it was just a bunch of warmed over "blacks can't be racist" crap. Sorry, but no, ANYBODY can be racist, and it is measured in their actions and motivation to people of other races. Sharpton not only fits the bill, he is the proverbial poster child.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Maybe. It depends on whether he truly believes the things he says or not. If so, then yes, I'd call him a racist.
    Why would somebody... anybody... get a pass if they said something but didn't believe it?

    Really, to me, if anything, that's actually worse than believing it.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    He's certainly racist. Not in the sense that he hates white people, but in that race is the focal point of his politics.
    This is a PERFECT example of absurd political correctness that we have discussed in several recent threads.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    racist? naaaaa

    anti-Semite? very possible.
    Are the Jews a race?

    (This question could be a thread all by itself.)

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Are the Jews a race?

    (This question could be a thread all by itself.)
    The answer is no.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    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.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The answer is no.
    Personally, I would agree with you, but many people do think so. It's a vigorously debated issue.

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