Racist subtext in American politics
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 01:52PM
LOL, what subtext? When you have people openly being called the n-word or the f-word and spat upon, pictures of Obama looking like a monkey, etc. etc. etc. it's pretty much out there. How much more blatant could it be? You have one of your national parties sitting there allowing this to go on or even participating!
The craziest thing to me is that this is over health insurance.... not even the full coverage you guys deserve.... something that is supposed to HELP EVERYONE... and yet apparently there are people in your country who so resent other people having their basic needs met even slightly that they think it takes away from them... and clearly the people they resent having those needs met are those who are racialized and the racialized President who wants to meet them. No subtext there!
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