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    I too recall fondly our glorious invasion and occupation of the Warsaw Pact..., 2008-03-21 10:47:49 | Main | now with extra words in somebody else's mouth..., 2008-03-21 13:39:56

    strange double standards:

    Why is this strange double standard being developed and perpetuated by the Obama campaign? Is it OK to talk about "typical white people", and not "typical black people"?

    What Obama said:

    "The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person."

    Can you imagine what would happen to race relations in America if we were to "develop and perpetuate" this as a uniform standard, such as with the following?

    A typical black person does not harbor any racial animosity.

    I don't think that's sufficient to understand the kind of poisonous, divisive logic that's at work here. We need to take such heinous standards to their own absurd ends, to see the rotten core of racial bigotry and prejudice stripped naked and revealed to us all. You may want to shut your eyes, however, because I'm going to go all Klu Klux Klan on your ass and thereby expose this sickening phenomenon for what it is. Here:

    A typical black person would be a good neighbor.

    I know, I know! The double standard! It's like I'm channelling Cosmo Kramer and Margaret Sanger simultaneously! Somebody stop me before I inadvertently deepen the racial divide again!

    Liberals are weird.

:: posted by buermann @ 2008-03-21 11:54:27 CST | link

    go ahead, express that vague notion

    your turing test:

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