Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How much racism is out there?

For a gut feel about how much racism is left in America, read the comment threads on relevant news/opinion items in the mainstream media, such as the Washington Post or other big city main newspapers.

For example, I was reading the comment thread about an article concerning a 10 year old Indian girl in Venezuela giving birth, and it had a surprising number of racial comments about Obama--even though the article had nothing to do with the President. Of course all the mainstream media forbid blatant statements, so it's all thinly veiled. Very thinly.

My conclusion from reading widely in such media is that there's a powerful racial undertone to this election that as a native Californian I was unprepared for.

Many people are still fighting the Civil War--even if they've never been in the South themselves.

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