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Old 09-20-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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A new poll has some interesting findings. It says that basically about 20% of Democrats may be racist but that even some of the racist may vote for Obama anyway.
But as I look deeper at the poll, I wonder what they define as racist. For example, if somebody asked me if I felt that blacks as a group- especially males- were more likely to be violent and less likely to do well in school, I too would have said yes. Because that is the truth and not because I am "racist". The fact is that I think most Americans- except the redneck trailer trash- have the ability to separate individual blacks from blacks as a group.
I think this is true even of many Republicans even though racism runs rampant in that party. I think that, if the poll asked them something like "do you think Colon Powell or Condi Rice are violent or do less well in school?" even many- if not most- Republicans would answer no.
Add to that the fact that Obama is 1/2 white and racism should play less of a role than the poll seems to indicate.

Political Pulse | The Associated Press-Yahoo! News Poll on Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/page/election-2008-political-pulse-obama-race - broken link)
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Destined to be banned
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This is a dumb question. How racist are people in general is a more likely query.

I'll save you the trouble: Yes America is a racist @ss country, society, colony, isolated xenophobic community.

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Old 09-20-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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except the redneck trailer trash
I assume you mean your "irish" family here, right?
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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Oh for jumping Jesus sake, what does this have to do with...anything?
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