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GUEST,Chicken Charlie BS: Geraldine Ferraro on Racism (262* d) RE: BS: Geraldine Ferraro on Racism 16 Mar 08


My head is reeling from reading several posts on this thread which seems to be arguing both sides of the same issue very vehemently.

But will someone please explain the following?

If I say, "Joe's not fit to be anything but a janitor because he's Black," that's racism. I get that part.

If I say, "Sen. Obama is getting a lot of support just because he's Black and that will be enough to get substantial numbers of Black votes," why is that racist? Would it also be "racist" if I said that during Reconstruction, many white candidates got votes just because they were white? Opinions about Ferraro on all other aspects notwithstanding, why was her remark racist?

Chicken Charlie
Aka a puerile Philistine
But I still don't get it


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