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MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson blames racism for Detroit bankruptcy
The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 07/22/2013 10:24:15 PM PDT by walford

“Of course, it’s an 85 percent black city,” Mr. Dyson replied. “It’s been perceived as a colony of black people who are ringed by suburban white areas that are now going into the city to plunder it. The perception is that there is a massive takeover of resources and materials and properties, basically being occupied.”

“We have to acknowledge that part of this has to be the racial animus that has characterized that city for the last 50-some-odd years,” he continued. “The service industries hemorrhaged jobs in the inner city, depleted that city of its economic infrastructure and left it to its own fate.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: chapter9; demagoguery; detroit; michigan; racism; rosemaryaquillina
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It's not as if Detroit -- and most other cities -- are run by Democrats. They are plagued by a shrinking population and a growing government along with union cronyism, of course. Yea, that's racism.

It is truly breath-taking the twists and turns these cretins will take to avoid the truth.

1 posted on 07/22/2013 10:24:15 PM PDT by walford
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To: walford

MSNBC Contributor: More White Kids Must Die Before We Understand Racism
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3043665/posts


2 posted on 07/22/2013 10:27:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: walford

Talk about delusional.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 10:28:21 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: walford

Dyson, you're the racist!

4 posted on 07/22/2013 10:29:23 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: walford
Of course he does ...
5 posted on 07/22/2013 10:30:30 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us about 0bama's America)
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To: walford

Plus the fact that the racist blacks, who are corrupt, ran the whits out.


6 posted on 07/22/2013 10:30:47 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: walford

Just incredible that they never miss a chance to play the race card.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 10:33:15 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: walford

Since it was on PMSNBC, I’ll bet somewhere around 100 people heard him say it.


8 posted on 07/22/2013 10:35:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: Bullish

I know it’s “just a show”, but I like it. Les rocks!


9 posted on 07/22/2013 10:38:59 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Republican1795.

Just incredible that they never miss a chance to play the race card.


I overheard a liberal woman remark that she’s “getting tired of all the racial crap”. I got a chuckle out of that.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 10:40:13 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: walford

11 posted on 07/22/2013 10:40:22 PM PDT by South40
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To: walford

Alinski’s Rules for Radicals ...

The rules:

“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
“Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
“Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
“A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
“The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”
“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”
“The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”


12 posted on 07/22/2013 10:40:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: babyfreep

Hardcore pawn is way, way better than stupid Pawnstars.


13 posted on 07/22/2013 10:42:23 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: walford
I think racism may be the culprit here.

I knew a guy who lived in Detroit back in the day. He had to leave his home because it got shot up a couple of times and he feared for his life. He was eventually unable to rent his home out because everyone else was afraid to live there. I don't know if the homes of white people were specifically targeted, but it seems a reasonable possibility. So yeah, racism may be a big part of the reason for Detroit's failure.

The guy was financially ruined by the loss of his home, but I don't think you will ever see the media covering those sorts of stories. They sell homeowners insurance for fire and floods, but they don't sell insurance against democrat governance.

14 posted on 07/22/2013 10:46:26 PM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: Bullish

Hardcore pawn is way, way better than stupid Pawnstars.


The Pawnstars are all a bunch of goofs. I’ve never seen the hardcore pawn show.


15 posted on 07/22/2013 10:47:12 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: shove_it

We no longer have to guess race anymore when the blame games and proclomations for entitlements begin


16 posted on 07/22/2013 10:50:15 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: laplata

A bunch of rich goofs, that everyone is trying to beat.


17 posted on 07/22/2013 10:50:38 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Republican1795.
Just incredible that they never miss a chance to play the race card.

You are so right.
That is SUCH a demonstration of immaturity, lack of accountability and just plain LYING.
That nonsense is coming from the leaders. The entire population (whatever race) that buys into that way of thinking KEEPS the ONE population chained to dependence, victimization mentality and an absence of hope, independence and self-reliance.

I go between annoyance at THEIR puerile attitude and my own "serves'em right" attitude.

Side note: My husband, mother and I were in Kenya on a three-week photo safari. At one place there was a middle-aged African-American couple there visiting and they looked very uncomfortable, uneasy, shell-shocked and nervous. THEY obviously thought that they were on the "back to Africa" trek but in reality they were 50 shades lighter that the Kenyans...samburus, watusis, all of the tribes were absolutely EBONY.

I realized then WHY they were originally called BLACK people. The African-Americans were merely cafe au lait, WAY out of place in every way. Wow, it was as much of a shocker to me as it OBVIOUSLY was to the "African-American" couple.

Their AIN'T no place like home and African-Americans who THINK for one nano-second that they are in any shape, shade, or relation to Africans REALLY should take a trip to Africa. Lord have mercy, what an eye-opener.

18 posted on 07/22/2013 10:52:36 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: walford

It’s getting to the point that I half expect black infants to start pointing their fingers at the nearest white kid whenever they load their own diapers.


19 posted on 07/22/2013 10:55:30 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: j. earl carter

I knew of an old guy who had those problems, but he refused to let them chase him out. Eventually they murdered him.


20 posted on 07/22/2013 10:57:24 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: cloudmountain

> “Of course, it’s an 85 percent black city,” Mr. Dyson replied. “It’s been perceived as a colony of black people who are ringed by suburban white areas that are now going into the city to plunder it. The perception is that there is a massive takeover of resources and materials and properties, basically being occupied.”

BS; its ringed by surburban white areas because you ran them out with high crime and the destruction of your neighborhoods because its easier to get a nice set of wheels to hunt for booty calls than it is to keep your homes maintained. If we’re going to get real about it, lets get real instead of lyingabout it to make yourself look good and pry more money from whitey’s fingers.


21 posted on 07/22/2013 11:00:05 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Trod Upon

> It’s getting to the point that I half expect black infants to start pointing their fingers at the nearest white kid whenever they load their own diapers.

Good thing I want drinking anything when I read that...lol


22 posted on 07/22/2013 11:01:22 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: mylife

Yep.


23 posted on 07/22/2013 11:01:52 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: walford

24 posted on 07/22/2013 11:32:31 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: walford

Using round numbers:

In 1960 there was 1,182,000 whites and there were 442,000 blacks.

In 2010 There was 77,000 whites to 590,000 blacks.

And 47% of them can’t read.

That should explain everything anyone wants to know. Kennedy tried to bring them up....LBJ tried to bring theim up, GW Bush tried to make sure no child was left behind. We can show you lots of them if you’d really care to see it. Billy Clinton tried and he failed. Now we’ve got a black president and all wants to do is stir shit up.

Here are the stats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographic_history_of_Detroit


25 posted on 07/22/2013 11:33:17 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: walford

Keep it up, and even the White Liberals will grow tired of this nonsense...


26 posted on 07/22/2013 11:44:59 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: j. earl carter
I think racism may be the culprit here.

Long ago, in NE Portland, Oregon I lived in the same house as my landlord and his girlfriend. He was a young white guy, not much money. He was trying to make a living by buying one cheap house after another, fixing it up, and selling it. He bought what he considered to be a bargain house in the nearby black community. He worked on it for a couple of months. When he arrived one morning, his house had been burned to the ground. It was definitely arson, and he had little doubt of the motive. He was a white man in a black neighborhood.

I don't know if he ever recovered financially.

What sane white person would want to invest in such a community?

I don't think you will ever see the media covering those sorts of stories.

No. Stories like ours don't fit the left's template. The white guy must be the victimizer, the black must be the victim, or the event never happened.

27 posted on 07/22/2013 11:47:03 PM PDT by TChad
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To: walford

Mmmm K.

Sohhhh yer gonna need some more title vii handouts ???


28 posted on 07/22/2013 11:51:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: walford

So whites run things even when we’re only 15% of the population? Good to know. (Sounds like the Arab world blaming everything on Israel.)


29 posted on 07/22/2013 11:51:57 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Liberty Valance

Alinsky not Alinski.

They’ve been stunning successful, haven’t they? And we don’t seem to be able to come up with a countering strategy or tactics.


30 posted on 07/23/2013 12:52:38 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000
Yep. Alinsky it is ... Buddy Emmons - Pachelbel Canon In D Major
31 posted on 07/23/2013 1:02:59 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: expat1000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XyTpENuoCI
Joe Walsh - Life’s Been Good


32 posted on 07/23/2013 1:11:08 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Bullish

both are pretty fake-looking


33 posted on 07/23/2013 1:26:56 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: mylife

“Talk about delusional.”

No kidding! His logic is so convoluted I can’t really figure out much of anything he says except that “ Whitey has been screwing all those hard-working Black folks in Detroit for 50 years and now he’s decided to administer the final Coupe de Grace! Translated= Whatever it is, it’s all Whitey’s fault.


34 posted on 07/23/2013 1:29:46 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Plummz

Whoever made that graphic should be doing something else...


35 posted on 07/23/2013 2:25:22 AM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: expat1000
Sadly, it's exponentially easier when they have the media behind them. Facts and truth just don't matter to 'journalists' these days, and I say this as a political moderate . The behavior of the media shocks me every day.
36 posted on 07/23/2013 2:26:19 AM PDT by missycocopuffs
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To: mcmuffin

Woud that they were...


37 posted on 07/23/2013 2:37:39 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: j. earl carter

‘White flight’ was a major part of Detroit’s downfall.
Anyone with enough money to escape, left Detroit.


38 posted on 07/23/2013 2:38:23 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Plummz

THAT needs to be on EVERY thread!!


39 posted on 07/23/2013 3:07:02 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Yes racism has plenty do do with Detroit's problems. Like when Monica Conyers announced that white contractors need not apply because the city wouldn't be hiring any contractors that "don't look like us".

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40 posted on 07/23/2013 3:12:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: walford

i guess in a way it was...

when soulman young put the blame for detroits failures on the “hostile white suburbanites” and basically told criminals to go and rob the suburbanites “criminals hit eight mile road”...

year it was racism..

just not the kind this author thinks it is...


41 posted on 07/23/2013 3:52:03 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: walford
“Of course, it’s an 85 percent black city,” Mr. Dyson replied.

And they robbed it blind and ran it into the ground all on their own.

42 posted on 07/23/2013 3:55:39 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: walford

Cities have become reservations for ghetto blacks. If you visit them, instead of a peace pipe they will offer you a crack pipe.


43 posted on 07/23/2013 3:56:56 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: walford

Somehow this mess in Detroit is Bush’s fault.


44 posted on 07/23/2013 4:15:55 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Liberty Valance

I’m not quite sure how this fits in with the other post, but that’s ok. :-)


45 posted on 07/23/2013 4:18:34 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: GeronL; Bullish

>both are pretty fake-looking

Just ask yourself when the customers or onlookers get hooked
up with a mic.

Pawn Stars, at least, seems to feature real customers that have been scripted and then rehearsed. Hard Core Pawn seems like it is outright faked.


46 posted on 07/23/2013 4:22:02 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: missycocopuffs

>>Sadly, it’s exponentially easier when they have the media behind them. Facts and truth just don’t matter to ‘journalists’ these days, and I say this as a political moderate . The behavior of the media shocks me every day.

Yep. I agree on both counts. But we should be able to come up with something more effective than we have now. I mean, do we have any counter in place whatsoever? I don’t see any evidence of one.


47 posted on 07/23/2013 4:24:18 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Republican1795.
they never miss a chance to play the race card.

It's all they have; and the more it's played, the less it's worth. The answer to the race card is a flush.

48 posted on 07/23/2013 4:24:30 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: walford

Deeetroit is inflicted with the Black Plague...... the debilitating disease rendered the city inoperable


49 posted on 07/23/2013 4:24:54 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: South40

There should be both icons on Google Maps as well as highway exit signs showing that, where applicable.


50 posted on 07/23/2013 4:48:34 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits greatly!)
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