Why should I?
Because you seem to willfully ignorant of what this means too blacks.
Why dont you ask your liberal friends why Obama has to be treated differently?
Because I nor my liberal friends have treated him differently and we don't think he should be treated differently.
Why any criticism of OUR president is seen as racist?
I nor any of my liberal friends see criticism of Obama as racism and I have not seen the MSM equate any legitimate criticism of him too racism.
You see things only in black and white. And that is the betrayal of King's ideals.
I think we've discussed enough for you to know I don't fit in some liberal mold. Stop thinking so black and white. I think MLK was under no illusion that his dream was going to happen overnight. I think he would be stunned at how fast we're making progress.
And never will be as long as you make it an issue. Yes, we are going to have some KKK bigots out there, but why are YOU catering to them? WHy not cater to the 53% that voted for him (minus the racists who did)? Or the 46% who did not vote for him, but not because he was black? (again a small percentage).
It is the Liberals and Media that seem to think we must look at him for the color of his skin, and not the content of his character. Some will, but November 4 proved that your way of thinking is definitely in the minority, and the biggest self interest block perpetuating it, are the liberals and Media (the bigots are a small part of it, but then any excuse to perpetuate it seems to be fine with Liberals and the Media).
There's nothing wrong with just acknowledging someone's race it's not perpetrating anything, it's when that information is used to define them that it becomes racism. How are we to work on ending racism if we can't even acknowledge race? Is it your plan that if it's never spoken of it again it will just go away? I'm perfectly aware that the are elements in our society that don't want racism to go away however there're not the ones calibrating.
And the WHOLE point you miss is that it happened 2 months ago, not today or yesterday.
Yes and this was the party for that event 2 months ago, what's your point?
And here ladies and gents, we see the validation of the point again. Calling someone black is not a perjorative, nor is calling someone a racist - if they are one. You are not a "Burn a cross on the lawn" racist, but an institutional racist. You have to perpetuate racism to maintain your sense of purpose and power base. Whether you burn a cross on a lawn, or do it for other reasons, the end result is the same.
The discussion is not nasty. ANy more than telling the emperor he has no clothes is nasty. To this comment, the only "nastiness" has been in the feelings that have been hurt when a mirror was held up to individuals.
You know DG you had a point here but you've blown it so far out of proportion, twisted and buried it under so many absolutes, it's unrecognizable. Then you accuse me of only seeing things in black and white. You've tried to distort the meaning of "institutional racism" to include just the recognition of race. One example of institutional racism is a barrier to employment or professional advancement based on race, imagine that. Nothing that I've said here or anything the MSM has reported on the inauguration qualifies as IR or any other form of racism.