[lbo-talk] Are Conservatives Racist?

Eric Beck ersatzdog at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 12:37:43 PDT 2011

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM, SA <s11131978 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  He wants to cut food stamps and he also wants to cut Medicare. He is
> against these programs whether they disproportionately benefit non-whites or
> not.

But these programs do disproportionately affect non-whites,* which gives them a racial component that can't just be abstracted away. Coburn's not trying to, say, outlaw Nascar.

You seem to think the relevant lens to view these things through is Coburn's intent or personal philosophy. Other people are trying to measure the effects of his policies, not his thinking.

*This sets aside for convenience's sake the extent to which poor whites become black in debates about welfare policy.

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