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TomJohnsonJr 1
A little googling shows this man has written some very good letters-to-the-editor over the years. A neglected form, well done by Mr. Whitaker.
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on July 23, 2013 at 2:21 PM · Report this
treacle 2
The Atlantic has a related story in today's online edition. Racially Profiled in Palm Beach.

I'll be happy the day this shit ends.
Posted by treacle on July 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM · Report this
Amalink 3
Someone needs to rub this in Rushbo's face and tell him to start feeling guilty again cause his fat white ass contributes to this abysmal situation and the thousands just like it that happen every single day.
Posted by Amalink on July 23, 2013 at 4:20 PM · Report this
raindrop 4
But as the president said in his remarks the other day, each generation gets better than the previous in terms of racism. There are no "Colored Only" water fountains any more, there are no black kids lynched under Magnolia trees, there are no burning crosses on front lawns. Black entertainers don't have to leave the Las Vegas casino they performed it to sleep across town - like Sammy Davis Jr. had to.
It's still very sad the racism that still exists, but there is the happy truth that it is getting better. There is no denying that.
Posted by raindrop on July 23, 2013 at 4:34 PM · Report this
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Thank you, Mr. Whitaker.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on July 23, 2013 at 6:17 PM · Report this
seatackled 6
I didn't really know what to say, but I'll follow @5's lead:

Thank you, Mr. Whitaker.
Posted by seatackled on July 23, 2013 at 7:06 PM · Report this
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@4- no thanks to to degenerate, anti-American, right-wing, racist, fascist asshats.
Such as yourself.
Posted by Pol Pot on July 23, 2013 at 7:11 PM · Report this
raindrop 8
@7: And your username is Pol Pot? Please explain.
Posted by raindrop on July 23, 2013 at 7:48 PM · Report this
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@4: No, things haven't always improved for each generation.

An example would be the end of reconstruction in the south but there are northern examples too e.g. Woodrow Wilson. Did some giod stuff but racist even for his time. Argueably his racism managed to contribute to us losing the Vietnam war a half century later.

Freedoms and rights can and do go backwards sometimes and sometimes it lasts awhile.

Posted by david on July 23, 2013 at 9:53 PM · Report this
Canadian Nurse 10
@4: Martin Luther King called gradualism a tranquillizing drug that we should refuse at all costs.
Posted by Canadian Nurse on July 24, 2013 at 4:39 AM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 11
@10 - Great comment.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on July 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM · Report this

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