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Mississippi is relatively rural. What about Georgia (#32), North Carolina (#31), Virginia (#34), South Carolina (#26), etc? Surely they are not more rural than Louisiana (#8), which had a reputation for being one of the more tolerant southern states.
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Interesting to note northern cities tend to be run by Dems. wink.gif

Well, Democrats were the racist party until the 1960s.


There's also that whole problem with national idealism vs local pragmatism. Lots of people like the idea of helping out poor black folks, but then they don't want subsidized housing being developed in their neighborhood. Or poor kids coming into their schools. Even passively, it can just be about people with more influence (rich white people) driving development patterns. It's not "racism" at that point, just self-interest.
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Thank God there's a single variable or reference that can be used to prove or disprove the contribution of any factor to complex social problems. Otherwise this shit might be really hard.
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Mississippi is relatively rural. What about Georgia (#32), North Carolina (#31), Virginia (#34), South Carolina (#26), etc? Surely they are not more rural than Louisiana (#8), which had a reputation for being one of the more tolerant southern states.

 

Louisiana had a reputation for being tolerant?  Tolerant of what?  http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/30/us/suit-on-race-recalls-lines-drawn-under-slavery.html?pagewanted=all

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Louisiana had a reputation for being tolerant?  Tolerant of what?

Drive-thru daquiri stands.
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Thank God there's a single variable or reference that can be used to prove or disprove the contribution of any factor to complex social problems. Otherwise this shit might be really hard.

 

Division of labor: lawyers cause the problems, everyone else works to fix them.

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Louisiana had a reputation for being tolerant?  Tolerant of what?  http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/30/us/suit-on-race-recalls-lines-drawn-under-slavery.html?pagewanted=all

Compared to Mississippi or Alabama? Everything.
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Well, Democrats were the racist party until the 1960s.


There's also that whole problem with national idealism vs local pragmatism. Lots of people like the idea of helping out poor black folks, but then they don't want subsidized housing being developed in their neighborhood. Or poor kids coming into their schools. Even passively, it can just be about people with more influence (rich white people) driving development patterns. It's not "racism" at that point, just self-interest.

 

wtf? at the bottom of everything what is racism but a type of self-interest?

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Division of labor: lawyers cause the problems, everyone else pays for the lawyers' efforts and works to fix them.
Duh. Forgot the most important part.
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wtf? at the bottom of everything what is racism but a type of self-interest?

1% doesn't care about white trash either.
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Compared to Mississippi or Alabama? Everything.

 

 

If you compare a blue hot steel bar and white hot steel bar aren't they both hot as hell?  No one in their right mind would refer to the white hot steel bar as relatively cool

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I don't think folks need to continue to double down on stupid though. For instance this: http://blacklivesmatter.com/about/
"Heat of the moment" only justifies the moment.

The second part is extremely accurate...
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The second part is extremely accurate...

The best lies mix in some truth.
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If you compare a blue hot steel bar and white hot steel bar aren't they both hot as hell?  No one in their right mind would refer to the white hot steel bar as relatively cool

They would, actually, as that's what the word "relatively" means.
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Well, Democrats were the racist party until the 1960s.


There's also that whole problem with national idealism vs local pragmatism. Lots of people like the idea of helping out poor black folks, but then they don't want subsidized housing being developed in their neighborhood. Or poor kids coming into their schools. Even passively, it can just be about people with more influence (rich white people) driving development patterns. It's not "racism" at that point, just self-interest.

Agree with all this. It's easy to help "them" when it has no impact on "us."
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