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Re: “Healing Forward

Spokane Bob: Where is that Aryan Nations group now?

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Posted by ptleahy on 06/28/2015 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Formula For Losing

Jack Z needs to go if the team is to win.

Posted by ptleahy on 06/28/2015 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Healing Forward

Megan:

When monkeys in a zoo hurl their feces at people who get too close, the monkeys are expressing themselves to the best of their abilities. But the only thing they're teaching people is to keep a proper distance from nasty little creatures. Good for you for expressing yourself to the best of your ability, but you don't have a strong enough arm to reach me.

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Posted by muddydog on 06/28/2015 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Healing Forward

Why should an entire city feel some sort of remorse or self-doubt for the failings of self-serving race baiters? This woman was a fraud and fifteen minute background check or decent Google search would have discovered it. She was/is adored by the "Inlander" because she helps stereotype people and spreads dissent and hate to forward their agenda. The only "hate crime" that ever occurred, was a white woman filing false police reports by the dozen against innocent people.

If anything, this woman is a fine example of all that is wrong with the political left. She is a shining example of what happens when the left goes to any extreme to spread a message of lies in the face of cold hard facts. Democrats do more to ruin the lives of minorities now than they did in when they fought segregation, fought civil rights and fought to keep their slaves.

White guilt? Try "democrat guilt" for a change, they formed the KKK, the killed Lincoln for freeing millions of Americans from bondage, they fought civil rights in the 1960's and shot JFK.

America is not racist in spite of the prostrations of the ignorant. Requiring hygiene, the ability to read, write and speak clearly and some form of skills or abilities for a job is not racism. Social skills are required in a functioning society. Blaming "whitey" for your failure in school, drug use or bad parenting is simply an excuse. More people of color have achieved greatness, success, wealth and improved their quality of life in America than all of the other countries on earth combined.

On the flipside, more people of color have been reduced to generational poverty by welfare, social programs and failed liberal educational plans than can easily be counted. Democrats have all but destroyed minority families with programs that only support single parents, bankrupting single fathers with draconian support laws and programs that require abject poverty from those they promise to help. You promise help, but only for those who promise to stay at the bottom.

Want an easy example? $15 per hour for dead end jobs. You do not promise to increase industry, improve the economy, create jobs, teach skills or trades. You promise that is they stay in dead end, loser jobs and avoid trying to sneak into the liberal middle classes, they will make decent money mopping your floors and slinging McNuggets at your kids.

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Posted by whocares on 06/28/2015 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Healing Forward

Oops! Muddy dog got schooled and so he changes the topic and puts words in his critic's mouth. Typical.

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Posted by Megan Piase on 06/28/2015 at 1:48 AM

Re: “Healing Forward

Alice:

Your comments suggest that dogma is an opinion that you don't share, and that it is ignorant to think critically. Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Have you found that to be true? You also seem to have a lot of anger. Do you think that anger should be part of a person's character?

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Posted by muddydog on 06/27/2015 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Healing Forward

No Muddy, the real question here is how YOU define racism since you apparently think it either doesn't exist, or at least doesn't exist in American cities as the article points out. As much as I'd like to, I'm not your personal anti-racism coach. I'm more concerned about your ignorant statements being allowed to go unchecked in a public forum.

I'm fine with starting from the dictionary definition of racism. If you are genuinely curious perhaps you should look it up sometime so you don't come off as an ignorant right-winger in internet conversations.

To your other questions: No, No, Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes except Asians can't be racist towards whites when white people are the systematically privileged group, as in America. Oh but privilege, you probably don't think that exists either do you? People of color can discriminate against people who are white, but that discrimination is not backed up by a racist logic that is present in American institutions and society at large. Read some articles on why so-called "reverse racism" is a fallacy.

You must be pretty sick or damaged to suggest that racism is inherent to humanity. Please, speak for yourself only. Anyone who has spent time with children and has contemplated how they learn racism from adults in a racist culture knows that racism is a social behavior, not a genetic inevitability. There are many examples around the world of people not being subject to the racial constructs that we are unfortunately drowning in here in America.

I bet you think poverty is inevitable too, right? Those poor people bring it on themselves - there is nothing we can do! How convenient! How nice it must be for you to absolve yourself of any social responsibility. How good it must make you feel to go around preaching these deceptive assertions to others and have them righteously jump on your bandwagon.

But for reals, ignoring or denying a problem does not solve it. In fact it makes it worse. Look up why colorblindness actually reinforces racism and maybe you (or at least other less dogmatic readers) will come to understand this.

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Posted by Alice on 06/27/2015 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Healing Forward

Alice:

How do you define racism? Is it only white on black? Can it include black on white? Brown on black? Black on brown? Any of the foregoing on yellow, or yellow on any of foregoing? Different shades of any combination of these? Maybe racial intolerance is an unfortunate characteristic of humans regardless of their race, creed or color. Perhaps we should turn our attention to the content of our character and not the color of our skin.

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Posted by muddydog on 06/26/2015 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Healing Forward

Thank you for posting this meaningful peace towards healing. "While there is a bothersome strain of "Spokane nice" among professional circles, the kind of generosity and concern that Dolezal generally benefited from in our community is actually a strength to be proud of, not a weakness to root out.

Ultimately, only Dolezal can take responsibility for her actions. No amount of personal doubt or collective grief around false narratives of Spokane can absolve her of the need to provide the accountability our community deserves." Well said.

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Posted by Kelly Rae Mathews on 06/25/2015 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Healing Forward

Speaking years ago about the Aryan Nation next door, a black friend of mine asked, "if that was an armed camp of black militants, don't you think they would have eliminated long ago?" Got it.

We all grow up with blindsides and prejudices. Whispers we hear and silence we listen to carry stories. I grew up in a family where my blue collar Dad once remarked "I don't have anything against black people, I even had one who was once a friend." He meant no offense, but there was an underlying message of otherness.

First we notice, then we can begin to come into a deeper harmony

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Posted by Spokane Bob on 06/25/2015 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Healing Forward

Muddy - either you are in a deep denial or woefully ignorant. Do you even know what racism is? Start here: http://www.intergroupresources.com/race-and-racism/

Now that you understand the differences between individual, interpersonal, structural (or institutional) and systemic (or societal) racism, tell me where in America none of these exist and I will move there! LOL

Different scientific studies have shown unconscious racial biases in a majority of the population, and disparities in education and income and incarceration show the outcomes of structural racism in institutions which shape society at large. Sorry to break it to ya buddy, but America has a racism problem and a big part of it is deniers like you.

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Posted by Alice on 06/25/2015 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Healing Forward

So American cities are presumptively riddled with racism and white guilt? Based on what evidence, pray tell?

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Posted by muddydog on 06/24/2015 at 11:05 PM

Re: “The Rachel We Knew

Fake reporter for fake paper.

Posted by billsomm2000 on 06/24/2015 at 12:48 AM

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