If you are in any way, shape or form accusing me of being a racist and a liar, you should read closer. Your last sentence sure sounds like you are. I would appreciate it if you wouldn't insult me like that without having any good reason.
As far as interracial children go, I think that it would be safe to say that some races mix and aren't as obvious or as hot of a topic as white and black. Can you honestly say that a white/black mixed child will (generally speaking) have as easy of a life as your family sounds to have had? I seriously doubt it. If you think otherwise, I think that is awful naive.
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Here is where we probably depart on agreement. Some find 'racism' at every corner ie. "I was pulled over by LEO today because I'm black/hispanic/asian (forget I ran a red light). Does racism exist??? Sure....however, IMO, not nearly as much as is claimed by some. In some circles it is a 'crutch'. Rush is critical of many people....by a wide margin, whites....but heaven forbid he criticize a minority because then he's a racist. It's a convenient crutch for many to paint him as a racist. His politics aside....consider that he is making a point and the object of his point just happens to be black (or hispanic or ...)
A recent study found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer then the men who mention it.
Hell, I guess I could be interracial. I'm half Italian, half redneck. But guess what? I look white. Most people never know the difference. It's not the same with black/white mixes. I have seen them in school have a tough time fitting in. I am sure it has been a little longer since you were in school and it is a safe bet that there were far fewer interracial couples back then.
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I cannot speak for Kanye West's true intentions, and unless he reveals them, no one else can either. As far as I'm concerned, this was just an act of stupidity, and there is no reason to bring race into it.
The fact is, the “black community” is comprised of a lot of individuals with various view points, ideologies, and life styles. Just like whites, they do not necessarily act or react as a collective.
Kanye West, who, by the way, is only an entertainer, said what HE believed. That doesn’t mean the “black community” was required to comment on it, support it, or be outraged by it.
I do not believe racism is a problem. If the racism is systemic, that is a problem. I do not believe it is systemic. I think our society has enough, more than enough, checks in place to prevent systemic racism. Individual racism is impossible to prevent. Trying to prevent it through thought police legislation like hate crime laws is ludicrous....The truth is, racism is still pervasive on both sides. Trying to determine which one is the most racist seems a bit ridiculous. The real problem is that racism is still prevalent in our society.
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I can't comment on Limbaugh as I'm not a listener and don't know the context of what he was saying.
"All those things bother me: The populism, the lying and the scapegoating and the xenophobia bother me, but then there’s a layer of incompetence here. I suppose, in a way, we should be thankful: If he had a coherent ideology, he’d probably be more dangerous." P J O'Rourke