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Re: “Silver threads

Mr. Lindsey--
Is Rev. Wright's "witness" more valid than mine? It would seem based on your response that you feel so. If you are as genuinely interested in what African Americans have to say to the white community (a statement that shows fairly clearly that you are the one who lives in a segregated existence--one broken only when you are invited to church by your "African American friends"), why did you find it easier to dismiss what I was saying as segregationist drivel, rather than actually responding to my point about a random and misplaced comment about black youths? What about anything I've said denotes segregationist sentiments? It pains me that you seem to think that blacks exist solely to give "witness" to your version of the truth and not as humans in our own right. In trying to dismiss what I've said rather than actually addressing the point I was making about the voting tendencies of black youth, you've tried (rather unsuccessfully) to paint me as a George Wallace, line-in-the-sand segregationist. Congratulations.
And yes, I have heard of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.
Have you heard of Colvin, Carr, Carter, and Stennis (not the US Senator from Mississippi)?

Posted by overcaffeinateddaily on 08/29/2010 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Silver threads

As a young black person who has voted in nearly every election since I've been eligible, I take offense to Rev. Wright's sweeping generalization of black youth voting tendencies.

Also, I'm not sure I understand the point of Skip Rutherford's tweet. What is the context? Was it just an observation with which he agrees or just something he found clever or profound? Having just criticized the Rev. Wright's sweeping generalization of young blacks, I recognize the irony in the statement I'm about to make, but I think generally white people who don't live near, work with, or even have genuinely amiable relationships with black people should steer clear of making statements about them--even if it's merely restating something they've heard.

Posted by overcaffeinateddaily on 08/29/2010 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Race and the River Market

Max, would you care to clarify the statement about the unnerving effect of "large numbers of African-Americans"? I suppose it's true that some people are unnerved by large numbers of black people, but I think it's really an issue of events that attract large numbers of young black kids, especially young black males. I doubt that the average white citizen is driven to anxiety by the presence of blue-haired black ladies in their Sunday crowns making their way to brunch.

Posted by overcaffeinateddaily on 08/29/2010 at 11:19 AM

 

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