Tea Party and Race:A study

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  1. Industrialsize

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    Is America Now A Post-Racial Society?
    Many believed that the election of Barack Obama brought to a close the long, painful, and ugly history of race and racism in the United States. But as the incident with Henry Louis Gates last summer, and the more recent shenanigans with Tea Party activists suggest, racial divisions remain. Which is closer to the truth? A recent survey directed by University of Washington political scientist, Christopher Parker, finds that America is definitely not beyond race. For instance, the Tea Party, the incipient movement that claims to be committed to reigning in what they perceive as big government, appears to be motivated by more than partisanship and ideology. Approximately 45 % whites either strongly or somewhat approve of the movement. Of those, only 35% believe blacks to be hardworking, only 45 % believe blacks are intelligent, and only 41% think that blacks are trustworthy. Perceptions of Latinos aren’t much different. While 50% of white tea party supporters believe Latinos to be hardworking, only 39% think them intelligent, and at 37%, fewer tea party supporters believe Latinos to be trustworthy.


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    Approximately, what an ass hole.............
     
  3. Industrialsize

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    I'm confused, did you just use your FIRST post to call ME an asshole for posting the results of a Study done by the University of Washington?
     
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    Not much of a shocker. The images of their first rally in Washington made it pretty clear what they were about and who the 'enemy' was.
     
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    But now we have OBJECTIVE proof.......:cool:
     
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    I predict a fast banning for someone calling you an a hole with its first post.
     
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    The racism will continue as the white base shrinks in the future years. White Christian American will not go out in the decline quietly....
     
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    I've got thicker skin than that(and when I post here I do so as a member, not as a moderator)
     
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    You don't need polling statistics to define Americans who rally at Tea Party events--just a pair of eyes and ears. Read the signs and listen to the rhetoric. There are some truly angry white men and women who believe the US has strayed from its founding principles. IMO, these are people who are generally content with their own lives, and probably have worked hard for what they have, and don't believe the Feds should be reapportioning benefits to those less fortunate. These are the same people who most likely never believed they'd see an African-American President or white Americans becoming a minority within their lifetimes (not to mention gay couples marrying in some jurisdictions).

    These are generally individuals who believe they can reverse the direction of government and demographic and social trends. As they come to the realization they can't, they become more and more frustrated and far more vocal and radical. There has always been a segment of society which is intransigent to change and obstinate to acknowledge reality. Technological advances in communication and our 24-hour cable news networks have given the Tea Party movement far more credence than it warrants.
     
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    53% of American voters did vote for a non-white person to be our president. That's something I really did not see in my life (born in 1971). Also didn't think I'd see same-sex marriage. Now I'm pissed and embarrassed that NY wasn't among the 1st to hop on that train. It's not only the white base that's shrinking;it's the intolerant base. And the smaller they get the louder they'll get. But eventually they'll die off and be replaced by a much more tolerant generation.
     
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    yes the white devils of racisim, a horrid bunch. once all the whites are gone we can all pick flowers and love each other. We should take notes from the afgans, iranians, vensezuelans, mexicans, somalians, chinese, etc. what a load of shit!
     
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    Someone still doesn't get it. :rolleyes:
     
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    excuse me while I scratch my balls and yawn ...

    now, what pray tell, does any of this have to do with the issues?

    or, is this simply an ad hominem attack attempt by the left to discredit dialogue contrary to the Obama policies and practices?
     
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    Awwwww... is someone pissed that the poll describes you from head to toe?
    This has nothing to do with Obama. It's all about the Teahadists right now. :rolleyes:
     
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    no

    just how irrelevant your attempt at dismissal of the real issues is
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    possibly because you remain unable to address the real issues that Obama and the left present
     
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    spot on!
     
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    I think Obama ends up making race an issue himself. He is not post racial.

    Can anyone say Black Liberation Theology?
     
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    It has nothing to do with the issues.

    It is spin by the Obama machine.
    Disagree with Obama and you will be smeared.

    How do you smear ordinary Americans that have families and pay taxes and are disgusted with those who are supposed to be representing them?
    Obviously they are ignorant racists.
    We even have a poll from a university that "proves" that.

    The poll is bullshit.
     
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    Before I rip your rhetoric to shreds, why don't you explain to the class how you live "post racial"? I want YOU to define it, just so I can point out to you just how pathetic it really is.

    Can anyone else say "delusional"? :rolleyes:
    Sorry if you feel your rights are being threatened by the articulate negroes. But nobody from the ghetto wants what you got.
     
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    The whole premise is ridiculous. It wouldn't matter if tea party people were racist as thier protest isn't about race

    if the Klan had a pro recycling rally it would not make recycling wrong. This comes off as desperate
     
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