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To: Nachum
America was never a paradise for all people -- but when I was younger it really did seem to be coming together. I remember a time when racial animosity was ... I won't say eliminated ... but it went far underground. You didn't call people names. You didn't make jokes. You didn't say "I hate those people" -- because if you did, everybody (that's: everybody) would tell you to get stuffed.

Somehow, since about 2009 or so, this country seems to have really descended into a maelstrom of racial hatred. It's open season on everybody, and no one is holding back or making apologies.

I wonder what changed?

13 posted on 12/17/2012 5:37:02 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Somehow, since about 2009 or so, this country seems to have really descended into a maelstrom of racial hatred. It’s open season on everybody, and no one is holding back or making apologies.

I wonder what changed?

Wright,Obama,Holder,Michelle,and the classy Sharpton.

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23 posted on 12/17/2012 5:44:34 PM PST by Mears
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think race relations peaked in the 1970s and have gone downhill since. I remember the Saturday Night Live skit with Chevy Chase and Richard Pryor free associating over racially charged words. That’d never happen today because everything’s too freaking tense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEWIomU-K3w

Our situation reminds me of the spontaneous soccer matches that broke out between the trenches, in No Man’s Land, during Christmas in WWI. There was this brief moment of comity — and then it was back to the trenches.


41 posted on 12/17/2012 5:55:51 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: ClearCase_guy

Wonder what changed? The date was Jan. 21, 2009 and nothing has been good since.


75 posted on 12/17/2012 7:25:15 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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