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Racism Is White America’s HIV
The Daily Beast ^ | August 3, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson (Retired)

Posted on 08/03/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

For white America, confronting its own racism is a lot like attitudes surrounding the virus that can lead to AIDS.

Witnessing the death of Eric Garner, at the hands of uniformed police in New York City, got me to thinking about racism in America. This African-American man was confronted by police for selling single, probably-untaxed, cigarettes on the street. When the man resisted, he was held in a chokehold – a practice deemed unlawful for over 20 years – which was horrifyingly caught on tape. The man was obese and carried no firearm, yet he was wrestled to the ground and held in the chokehold, despite his saying seven times, “I can’t breathe!” He was pronounced dead at the scene, and since then, his death has been ruled a homicide (meaning that his death was caused by the chokehold, rather than a number of other physical maladies which afflicted him, among them asthma and diabetes). I couldn’t help but wonder whether or not this man would have ever been stopped, were it not for his race.

We white Americans all-too-seldom reflect upon the issue of racism, because we don’t have to. We don’t have to think about it, because the system is set up to benefit us, at the expense of people of color, without our ever doing anything mean or unkind, so it is very easy never to even notice how life is for someone not in our majority....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: culturewar; dailybeast; dnctalkingpoints; newsweak; playtheracecare; racebaiting; racialdivision; racism; whiteymustpay
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1 posted on 08/03/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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"..only Spartan women give birth to real men"




Thank God for the real men who founded this country,
and for the real men who continue to sustain it

Please join the 300 by donating $100

2 posted on 08/03/2014 4:22:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a load!


3 posted on 08/03/2014 4:23:09 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Race Hustling is black America’s crutch....


4 posted on 08/03/2014 4:23:21 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this fruitcake still around? I thought his 15 minutes of fame were up.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 4:25:00 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; wardaddy

He’ll be one of the first to be eaten, shouting, “But I’m on your side!” to his last breath.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 4:25:24 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: God luvs America
Bishop Robinson is whiter than white. You might remember that he was the first openly homosexual bishop for his denomination.
7 posted on 08/03/2014 4:26:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How did the NYPD get to be filled with so many racists? Who’s been running that city? Rush Limbaugh? Sean Hannity? Sarah Palin?


8 posted on 08/03/2014 4:26:44 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: freeangel

Gene Robninson is the Episcopalian “priest” from NH who divorced his wife to “marry” his boyfriend.

It is safe to assume that everything out of this coprophage’s mouth is crap.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 4:26:46 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"When the man resisted..."

So, being smart enough to comply with Law Enforcement Officers instructions and using "Yes, sir" and "No, sir" is RACIST?

Uyghur, PLEASE!

10 posted on 08/03/2014 4:27:58 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s also a big supporter of Planned Parenthood which specifically targets predominantly black neighborhoods.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 4:28:55 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Westbrook

This fruitcake is aiming for the real HIV it seems.

Given his ‘partner’ choices.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 4:30:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is a homosexual lecturing us, using HIV analogies? Doesn’t that hit too close to home for a member of the homosexual community?????


13 posted on 08/03/2014 4:30:10 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 08/03/2014 4:30:16 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: All; trisham

15 posted on 08/03/2014 4:30:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Vickie (Gene) Robinson is an two-for-one hater- he thinks white heterosexuals are scum because they are homophobes AND racists.

Mr. niteowl77

16 posted on 08/03/2014 4:30:18 PM PDT by niteowl77 (The five stages of Progressive persuasion: lecture, nudge, shove, arrest, liquidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting choice of words. No doubt he knows a thing or two about HIV.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 4:33:48 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

18 posted on 08/03/2014 4:33:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If a person is a racist, they can fix that. Prejudice is a treatable, even curable part of the human condition, real hatred is where you treat prejudice as a person’s inherent characteristic. That’s very bigoted.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 4:37:14 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This guy wants to ride his hobbyhorse. I'm gonna ride mine: This murder by the police was not racism, it was anti-free enterprise. This guy was just trying to make a living, and he was harrassed by "the man" for not giving the government mafia their cut. The Police State is now officially a criminal enterprise.
20 posted on 08/03/2014 4:38:14 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We white Americans all-too-seldom reflect upon the issue of racism”

Hey buddy! I did not give you permission to say “WE”

Speak for yourself. I’m sick of idiots like you saying that all Whites are racist even if they’re not.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 4:39:23 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: God luvs America

I’ve been thinking about the race issue a lot lately and I can think of many people of different races that I like and cut up with on a personal level. And then I read all this divisive crap online and I feel my blood pressure rising and I realize I’m being played by a divisive MSM and the political powers that be. I realize my emotions are being manipulated and that they fear most is a uniting of people of all colors against them as one; good vs evil and they can’t have that. We really need to put the race issue aside and oust this cancer.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 4:39:48 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But if it were HIV we would be encouraged to “gift” it to our partners.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 4:41:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Bishop” my ***. He’s nothing but an “openly gay” homosexual race hustler.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 4:42:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: trisham
The charge of "Racism" is the universial solvent that dissolves every trace of reality in a liberal.
25 posted on 08/03/2014 4:42:39 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And when blacks torture and kill whites it is no big deal. Many of us have heard this one way, non-stop guilt rubbish for way too long.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 4:43:12 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: jsanders2001

race issues will never be put aside- they need to continue for people like obama, holder, jesse jackson and al sharpton to remain relevant...

the same way demoKrats need people to remain poor to stay relevant, there are a bunch of left wing extreme liberals, who are often black, that need racism to exist so they remain relevant...


27 posted on 08/03/2014 4:45:05 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

why??? white liberals aren’t race hustlers as well??


28 posted on 08/03/2014 4:45:52 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HomoPhonyic = being accused of being anti gay wrongly...


29 posted on 08/03/2014 4:49:45 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I couldn’t help but wonder whether or not this man would have ever been stopped, were it not for his race.

So the basis for this entire finger-pointing article is nothing more than his unhinged wondering, without any evidence whatsoever.

Got it.

I'm now working on my next article where I couldn't help but wonder whether Bishop Gene Robinson (Retired) wears a condom when he's having sexual relations with pigs and goats.

30 posted on 08/03/2014 4:52:45 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: God luvs America

I presumed that you thought he was black.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 4:54:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I couldn’t help but wonder whether or not this man would have ever been stopped, were it not for his race.

When the man resisted, he was held in a chokehold

Another question you might ask is; if it were not for this man’s race would he have resisted.

You might ask; has the Black community been so infused with the racist orthodoxy that all whites are racist and that the law enforcers are racist in every arrest of Blacks that the moment that a LEO talks to a Black caught in the obvious commission of a crime that they immediately become belligerent and resist arrest.

Racism is not just a White Thing. Each man is responsible for his own actions.

The arresting officers may have been unprofessional and may have acted excessively considering the offence but the deceased is not without blame. Had he submitted to the arrest he would be alive today.

32 posted on 08/03/2014 4:55:08 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Westbrook

Probably suffers from wet brain syndrome, and is confusingly projecting his views as those of people that have morals and values foreign to him.


33 posted on 08/03/2014 4:55:10 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I reflect on racism against whites also.


34 posted on 08/03/2014 4:55:36 PM PDT by Williams
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Progressive logic:

Do you like obama or Holder? No? That's Racism, hater.

Do you like Biden or Reid? No? That's Ageism, hater.

Do you like Hillary or Pelosi? No? That's Sexism, hater.

Do you like GW Bush? No?!? Lol, I guess not even a racist, sexist who hates old people could be that stupid.

35 posted on 08/03/2014 4:58:47 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, and there is no racism (at least in me). It’s not an issue that I’m even a bit worried about!


36 posted on 08/03/2014 5:04:22 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This guy? Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson Announces Divorce.

I can't tell you how little I care about the opinion of a cockroach.

37 posted on 08/03/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

racism is the blacks’ syphillis, then.


38 posted on 08/03/2014 5:09:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some people just need to hold onto their victim hood status. Institutional racism ended in the early sixties. MLK’s famous speech has always been hailed as a rallying cry...not the victory speech it actually was.

Most white people, even back then, were not racists, and the ones that were racists are thankfully long gone. In short, the changing that white America had do, happened years ago. It’s now way past time for black America to change. It’s obviously a hard step, but clinging to old notions of racial bigotry is a guaranteed failure. Instead of choosing black leaders that lift up black people, black America still wants to hear how its being held down and held back.

Black America relishes in its victim hood status and until someone leads them out of the state of mind, they will continue to have broken families, broken hearts, and broken dreams. They will continue to allow themselves to be used and abused by hucksters like Barack Obama and Al Sharpton.

My uncle told me something years ago that I cling to to this day: In life, you are either going to make progress or make excuses why you’re not making progress. It’s that simple.

Black America has chosen to make excuses why it’s not making progress. It’s not only disappointing. In some ways it’s more sad than actual racism because it’s self imposed failure.


39 posted on 08/03/2014 5:11:35 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The last time I was called names by a mentally ill person it was because I put only a five spot in his tin cup, when he noticed I had a ten and some twenties in my wallet.

I care even less about what this mentally ill person thinks about me.

40 posted on 08/03/2014 5:12:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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Don't let FR fade away! .

41 posted on 08/03/2014 5:53:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For white America, confronting its own racism is a lot like attitudes surrounding the virus that can lead to AIDS.

Does this mean racism will only end when we can get most of Hollywood to raise a ton of money to help us?

42 posted on 08/03/2014 5:54:08 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

But he is a bishop. A Bishop of an apostate pagan religion.


43 posted on 08/03/2014 5:59:46 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tired words from a failed philosophy.

Shove it up your collective Hillaryholes, libs.


44 posted on 08/03/2014 6:44:26 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nutcase title.


45 posted on 08/03/2014 6:47:37 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh Little Genie is so much more than that. He’s an alcoholic homosexual who divorced his wife, walked out on his kids, married his gay lover and became the first gay bishop in ECUSA.

Of course, now he is also divorced from his gay “partner”.

“”It is time to share with you, our diocesan family, that my partner and husband of 25+ years, Mark, and I have decided to be divorced.”

http://www.christianpost.com/news/first-openly-gay-bishop-gene-robinson-announces-divorce-from-partner-of-25-years-119100/


46 posted on 08/03/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Perhaps the police need to go back to these things. OUCH!


47 posted on 08/03/2014 6:52:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We don’t have to think about it”

Impossible not to think about it because the colostomist libs never SHUT UP about it.


48 posted on 08/03/2014 7:23:01 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: ameribbean expat

I hate to nit pick, but the word married should always have quotation marks when referring to poofs and their “marriage”.


49 posted on 08/03/2014 7:36:45 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems someone has an inferiority complex. These racists tend to think just being white is a position of unwarranted dominance.


50 posted on 08/03/2014 8:08:34 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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