The Boy Who Cried Racist - Modern Day Folktale

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    remember the boy who cried wolf?

    I'm getting this same feeling lately when I hear people call others and politicians racist. Most of the time its unfounded B.S. and i'm starting to think all calls of racism are just people crying for their own selfish reasons and not actually pointing out real racism.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Sherry You're not the boss of me Supporting Member

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    Definitely...I've been making that comparison for a couple years.
     
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    I predicted the closer we got to the elections the more we would hear SCREAMS of racist, bigot, etc etc.

    They USE it like a weapon to try and SHUT PEOPLE UP...

    But I also believe the PEOPLE are fed up with it all so it really doesn't matter anymore. They call people racist and the people just, YAWN.
     
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    Once again, I hear it much more from the right claiming that the left is doing it as opposed to seeing it in actual practice.

    Few people with half a brain think that opposing a candidate on political reasons makes a person "racist".

    On the other hand, there are some legitimate racists on this board. If you deny that, you haven't been reading their posts.
     
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    I dont think anyone here was claiming that racists don't exist and that there are no racists on this board, heck i've seen anti-white, anti-black, and anti-hispanic posts all over the place.

    However, I see people tossing "racist" around so much that the term itself no longer really carrys any weight. "Romney is a racist" thread is a great example of people abusing the term and diminishing its value in the process.
     
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    Racist. :D ;)
     
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    Lots of people claimed that we opposed Obamacare because it was proposed by a black president.

    Shirley Sherrod comes to mind as one who said that.

    I could come up with other examples if I had to, but they blur together it happened so much, and so many are buried in commentary sections on boards and blogs.
     
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    You left out Fatty!!! ;)
     
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    I hate black society ....
     

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