« on: June 06, 2008, 09:10:32 AM »
Didn't Jeffort or someone write that Julie Fern helps write the test?
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In my area, city dems voted for Obama, and all the suburbs voted Hilary. Suburbanítes are overwhelmingly white. If Obama loses the election, it might be because those suburbanites are not willing to get on board where poor people already are...in Obama's camp.
what does this have to do with the price of tea in china? the question is whether or not asian/latino racism is a far bigger issue than white racism. i think iowa demonstrates that the answer is probably yes. the prison population offers an interesting, albeit dystopian, snapshot of the baser side of race politics in america. presently the most virulent anti-black sentiment comes out of the latino community. a very close second is the asian community. this should be no mystery to anyone who has traveled to asis. i include here the indian subcontinent, china, indonesia, japan, and korea. these people don't like black people as a rule. racism there is far more entrenched than it is in whites in the u.s., this is particularly evident in younger white voters. this however is not true of younger latino voters, who are even more racist in their outlook than their parents.
and yet these groups are part of the democratic base. this is the issue. no one wants to talk about it because of white guilt. it is a complete sham what has occurred in this country, once a bastion of open discourse. this is why Obama stands to lose an election that democrats should absolutely win by enormous margins.
If the question is whether or not "asian/latino racism is a far bigger issue than white racism" it helps to take a look at the white racism you seem to brush off as incidental. I compared a city made up primarily of Blacks and Latinos--who voted for Obama-- to its surrounding suburbs predominately filled with whites--who voted for Hilary. Granted, some whites live in the city too, so it's not a clear demarcation between "how each Dem will vote based on his race", but then, nothing but racist ideology will manage to pinpoint that...