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  1. RufusRJones Member
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  2. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

     

     

     

    Holder is insufferable

    “We average Americans don’t talk honestly about race” yada yada yada yawn

     

     

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  3. RufusRJones Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

     

     

     

    Holder is insufferable

    “We average Americans don’t talk honestly about race” yada yada yada yawn

     

     

    2009

    It went down from there.

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  4. Wolfsheim Member
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    A true story about the complexities of “ethnicity” in America:

    Decades ago, after attending an academic conference in Chicago, I met an old friend living in an affluent, predominantly Jewish suburb with his wife of Indian origin, though she was culturally and linguistically thoroughly American. She came home from a hard day working in a bank to complain of two Hispanic women who, having obviously judged her by her skin color, had berated her for speaking to them in English. She reported saying: “No habla español.” My friend, later a highly successful businessman but also a sometime linguist, said: “No, you must say ‘no hablo español.” His wife, nobody’s fool, whom my friend and I had both first met in a Sanskrit class, sharply replied: “So I should have said it right??” 

    Racism, racism, racism…It all appears to be much worse now…Lessons learned? Well, my old friend, now long since retired, blames everything on Trump…The reality of Delano? Well: Mi amigo no habla español…

     

     

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  5. Taras Coolidge
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    Wolfsheim (View Comment):

    A true story about the complexities of “ethnicity” in America:

    Decades ago, after attending an academic conference in Chicago, I met an old friend living in an affluent, predominantly Jewish suburb with his wife of Indian origin, though she was culturally and linguistically thoroughly American. She came home from a hard day working in a bank to complain of two Hispanic women who, having obviously judged her by her skin color, had berated her for speaking to them in English. She reported saying: “No habla español.” My friend, later a highly successful businessman but also a sometime linguist, said: “No, you must say ‘no hablo español.” His wife, nobody’s fool, whom my friend and I had both first met in a Sanskrit class, sharply replied: “So I should have said it right??”

    Racism, racism, racism…It all appears to be much worse now…Lessons learned? Well, my old friend, now long since retired, blames everything on Trump…The reality of Delano? Well: Mi amigo no habla español…

     

     

    A woman I know, of limited income, reports that when she goes to offices about her government benefits, the overwhelmingly Hispanic staff treats non-Hispanic whites as second-class citizens.

    P.S.:  “Color prejudice”, my ass!  The darkest people I’ve ever met have all been upper-middle-class people from India.

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