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Old 10-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
 
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Interesting Article.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14691.html
Maybe this cancels out any supposed Bradley Effect.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:46 PM   #2
 
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“The economy is trumping racism,” said Kurt Schmoke, the dean of Howard University Law School and a former Baltimore mayor. “A lot of people who we might think wouldn’t vote their pocketbook because of race — now they are.”

“If you go to a white neighborhood in the suburbs and ask them, ‘How would you feel about a large black man kicking your door in,’ they would say, ‘That doesn’t sound good to me,’” said Democratic political consultant Paul Begala. “But if you say, 'Your house is on fire, and the firefighter happens to be black,' it’s a different situation.”

“The house is on fire, and one guy seems like he’s calm and confident and in charge, and that’s the only option,” he said.
It's all about context. Excellent article, thanks for posting
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And which camp has been pulling the race card for months? ANY critical word appears to be a code word for 'black'. The latest one is 'socialist'...when did every word in the dictionary become code word for black?
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And which camp has been pulling the race card for months? ANY critical word appears to be a code word for 'black'. The latest one is 'socialist'...when did every word in the dictionary become code word for black?


No, "socialist" is a code word for "communist".
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And which camp has been pulling the race card for months? ANY critical word appears to be a code word for 'black'. The latest one is 'socialist'...when did every word in the dictionary become code word for black?
Honestly I don't think you even read the article. The point of the article is that voters though imperfect can think beyond their prejudices to important issues and the big picture.
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No, "socialist" is a code word for "communist".

I thought it was the code word for Marxist Muslin?
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And which camp has been pulling the race card for months? ANY critical word appears to be a code word for 'black'. The latest one is 'socialist'...when did every word in the dictionary become code word for black?
This is always a a huge red flag for me. When people use the term, that is.
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Interesting Article.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14691.html
Maybe this cancels out any supposed Bradley Effect.
very interesting.

I've lived this, to an extent. I wasn't "Like the others" Basically a lot of white america has an idea what black "is" So, if you're black, and you're positive, get good grades, etc you're different. They don't "see you as black"
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Very interesting article.

It reinforces the idea that racism is really just a self-serving strategy, rather than an ideology or fundamental wiring in a person.

Racism is about strategically excluding segments of the population when resources are limited, so that you get a bigger share. But if that "other" segment has the ideas and the power and the resources, you'd better believe most "racists" are going to drop that losing strategy in their own best interests.
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Interesting Article.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14691.html
Maybe this cancels out any supposed Bradley Effect.
very interesting.

I've lived this, to an extent. I wasn't "Like the others" Basically a lot of white america has an idea what black "is" So, if you're black, and you're positive, get good grades, etc you're different. They don't "see you as black"
yep. that's not "typical black culture"
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