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Scaring white people for fun and profit

Do you notice anything about those four stories — Van Jones, ACORN, the New Black Panther Party, and now Shirley Sherrod? This isn’t about racism. This isn’t a story about picking on black people. This is a story about political outcomes, about the tried and true political strategy not of targeting black people but of targeting white people, about making white people feel afraid of African Americans as if they are not fellow Americans but rather a threat to what white people have.

 

The Rachel Maddow Show – Scaring white people for fun and profit.

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  1. Becky
    July 21, 2010 at 10:12 PM

    I want Rachel Maddow to be my girlfriend if Lonnie ever dies or leaves me. Between her voice and her insane intelligence and wit…I am totally swoon-y. 🙂

  2. Becky
    July 21, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Sorry if you were expecting an intelligent comment from me. I was swooning. I’ll think about something witty for later…

    • July 22, 2010 at 8:26 PM

      (still waiting Becky… turning blue…)

      • Becky
        July 27, 2010 at 6:34 PM

        Har, har, har. I hear deer meat is good for the blood, maybe you should have some more?

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