Analysis: Wrestling with how to talk about race

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    Analysis: Wrestling with how to talk about race - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON – For a while, it almost seemed as if President Barack Obama had soothed the angst over race in this country simply by taking office. The focus was on big issues facing a new president — one who just happened to be black.

    If only it were so simple. This summer, Obama stepped into the skirmish between a black college professor and a white police officer, and the race debate erupted anew. Then attacks on Obama over his health care proposals led to allegations that his critics were motivated by racism.
     
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    You're just acting like a typical white person...
     
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    For something that "does not exist" or is "just a social construct", it sure does generate a lot of trouble.
     
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    I just want everyone to know that I hate all white people.
     
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    Don't you hate everyone?
     
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    There are a lot of similarities in discussions between men and women, and discussions between whites and blacks. Men/whites like to quantify the problems and look for solutions while Women/blacks want to express their emotions and be recognized.
     
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    Ianc,

    How is it going?
     
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    "It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this." Bertrand Russell

    Ira's commentary is factual and insightful.

    http://forum-network.org/lecture/when-affirmative-action-was-white

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/When-Affirmative-Action-White-Twentieth-Century/dp/0393328511/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254167104&sr=1-1[/ame]

    I was going through some old papers and found Katznelson's piece on "Evil and Politics" which I can't find online but that lead me to the white affirmative piece which explains a complex issue of why Blacks have fallen behind after WWII.

    There was also a recent piece on Modern Marvels on the Alcan highway that Blacks helped built and did splendidly even though a southern white general didn't want them!
     
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    Yeah! Damn Albinos! Who do they think they are running around without any melinin. :evil:
     
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