[lbo-talk] Are Conservatives Racist?

Dennis Redmond metalslorg at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 08:40:48 PDT 2011

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Shane Mage <shmage at pipeline.com> wrote:

> And as for Obama, does anyone, anyone, imagine that if he
> had been 100%, not 50%, white, a person with his record of credentialed
> non-achievement and demonstrable intellectual mediocrity would have made it
> as far as the Illinois legislature let alone been considered by anyone for
> president?

I'm sorry, but (1) Obama is extremely intelligent and a capable politician, the problem is just that he uses those talents on behalf of the plutocrats of an Empire in decline. (2) This society was -- and is -- deeply racist and segregated in all sorts of ways, which continue to make life a living hell for people of color, no matter how privileged or well-educated they are. All these programs you're talking about are really tiny drops in the bucket compared to that massive structural reality.

-- DRR

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