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January 18, 2006


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stop throwin all that logic and sense before somebody gets hurt!


e-mail this to Larry Elder as he has been ranting about this.

The fact that the recent comment came from a white politician is what caused the dust up (I've been rolling my eyes at the whole thing ever since).

Political diversity is a good thing for any community, but as blacks we have taken it way too far when we make it the norm to inject race in every aspect of the world of politics. Yes race is a factor, but in everything? I think not.

I think I can count on one hand the amount of times I have heard politicians make comparison to the holocaust. Why? Because there is a certain level of respect for that time in history where folks know "don't even go there with that weak comparison!" For us, if the poll worker has a bad attitude, we are already invoking Jim Crow. Many of us may get very emotional talking about slavery, but I have serious doubts that we have a thorough understanding and real respect for the people that had to go through it. As a people, we have given POLITICS the full license to use our history any way its sees fit.

It was my hope that folks would think twice about invoking slavery or Jim Crow after the Steele/Oreo cookie thing, but I think that will not happen for a long time.

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