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Renaming Racism (Compares Cliven Bundy to KKK gunman Frazier Glenn Cross)
The Houston Chronicle's The Peace Pastor ^ | April 26, 2014 | Rev. Marty Troyer

Posted on 04/27/2014 4:09:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Overt acts of obvious racism have been in the news lately. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, Frazier Glenn Cross’s anti-semitic shootings in KC and now recent revelations of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling prohibiting his girlfriend from publicly associating with blacks.

We can count each of these as classic definitions of racism: prejudice against another based on skin color and race.

This classic definition of racism has been said to be behind us, buried in the time of Jim Crow, lynchings and Bull Conner.

We were wrong to ever believe they were “behind us.”

But I’m less concerned about those overt racists who still live among us, and more concerned that we’ll allow the presence of overt Racism in some to insulate us from our own much needed work.

You see, most of us can easily distance ourselves from such overt racism. We are, after all, not racists! They are “those bad ones.” And we are “the good ones.”

I caution us all, starting with myself, from pointing fingers too rapidly.

Instead, I invite us to consider searching for a more nuanced and complete understanding for racism and consider renaming it. If by “racism” we mean only those terrible things said and done by the likes of Cliven, Cross and Sterling, we’re missing the largest portion of the iceberg which haunts us dangerously under the surface....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: basketball; blm; bundy; bunkerville; kkk; lockandload; microaggresion; nevada; racism; sports

1 posted on 04/27/2014 4:09:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are never going to cut it out regarding Bundy. The issue seems to have totally moved to what he said rather than what was being done to him.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 4:14:58 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And who can we compare Donald Sterling to since he’s a DEMOCRAT


3 posted on 04/27/2014 4:18:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bundy never said one thing that was racist!!!


4 posted on 04/27/2014 4:21:50 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Real Overt Racism is getting harder to spot behind the increasingly thick smokescreen of fake outrage over minor misspeaks.

5 posted on 04/27/2014 4:23:09 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: dforest
The issue seems to have totally moved to what he said rather than what was being done to him.

That was the whole point.

Now, most Democrats and many "republicans" will cheer when the Bundys are gunned down.

6 posted on 04/27/2014 4:26:03 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So I guess that Rustler Reid is just like Mohammed Pedro Whitaker, out on a Jihad to rid public lands of historic encumbrances by private individuals.


7 posted on 04/27/2014 4:27:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: digger48

I am sure all this has gotten Hairy all excited. Now they can concoct some tale to go get him and blame Bundy for them having to do this.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 4:28:14 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

Reid said they were going to get him.

He just used the media to do it.


9 posted on 04/27/2014 4:30:47 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another mouth breathing, inbred trailer park, peckerwood Prius driving cracker sounds off on race. I’m talking about the right Rev. Marty Troyer. SPIT!


10 posted on 04/27/2014 4:32:29 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: BitWielder1
Real Overt Racism is getting harder to spot behind the increasingly thick smokescreen of fake outrage over minor misspeaks.

But the ones accusing everyone of racism realize there is very little real racism where they say it is. So they are trying to create racism in order to justify their accusations.

11 posted on 04/27/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: digger48

Well, I hope the media is all that Reid has planned.


12 posted on 04/27/2014 4:35:59 PM PDT by dforest
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To: digger48
I sure didn't see anything wrong with what Bundy said. It is starting to look like conservatives want him dead in order to save their reputations.

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13 posted on 04/27/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m more worried about all the overt a..holes like Troyer running their pieholes than I am about Bundy phrasing his beliefs a little clumsily.


14 posted on 04/27/2014 4:40:16 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: dalereed

Tell that to Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Ron Paul who wasted NO time in trashing him and took to NYT piece at face value. They should have known better. Shame on them. I’m particularly pissed because I have defended Beck in the past....but this does it. I cancelled my subscription to The Blaze.


15 posted on 04/27/2014 4:40:57 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s amazing that we’ve come to a point where words are much worse than deeds (killings, knockout game, etc)


16 posted on 04/27/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

If he had praised those welfare cases for sitting on their asses and sucking off the government tit then he would have been racist!!!


17 posted on 04/27/2014 4:45:07 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is not the racist we know of, it is the ones we don’t know of that is the problem.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 4:46:05 PM PDT by losinmyreligion
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19 posted on 04/27/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yeah. Beck compares Bundy supporters to Malcomb X.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 4:49:52 PM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I cancelled my subscription to The Blaze.

Money talks alright, but how could anyone trust these pathetic people again who will gleefully stab us in the back for saying a presumed naughty PC word?

21 posted on 04/27/2014 4:51:42 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: Karl Spooner

Exactly!!!!


22 posted on 04/27/2014 4:56:19 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Instead of thinking about racism as something we need to have removed (like tonsils . . . racialization is something we need to cleanse ourselves of daily, like flossing our teeth. This analogy empowers us to be proactive rather than experience paralysis from seeing our complicity in racialized structures.

"I know I know!"

Yes, Oprah how can we be proactive? What's your idea?

(paraphrase)"Well, to end racism old white folks will just have to die. Introduce old white folks to, like you know, what Rev. Marty Troyer said.. the liberating love of Jesus. And do it ASAP!"

Yeah Winfrey makes sense. She's right. That's what it will take. But who's willing to do that?

"We're trying, we trying," shout the Knockout Game teams.

23 posted on 04/27/2014 5:27:24 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wore black to a funeral recently, but I’m white. RACIST!


24 posted on 04/27/2014 5:39:04 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Funeral For Man Killed By BLM Agents [Innocent black man stopped, harassed, shot by BLM JB thugs] (video linked in article)
25 posted on 04/27/2014 5:54:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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