Running out of race cards?

  • bobbobbob

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    Apr 04, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
    Here's ignorance worth capital punishment.

    http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83191866/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 04, 2015 10:45 PM GMT
    I love the Chicago Tribune. It has a more balanced perspective on national and world news than those tired old liberal rags like the New York Times and the Washington Post.


    As for running out of race cards, don't worry because both Art Deco and Minneapolis Motor Mouth will keep cooking up more reasons to play the race cards. Nothing escapes their itty bitty little leftist brains.
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    Apr 06, 2015 12:45 AM GMT
    Didn't read the article because registration required.

    Suggest a copy/paste?
  • bobbobbob

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    Apr 06, 2015 1:47 AM GMT
    Sorry about that. Here's the story from another source.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/1962099/democrat-state-rep-calls-gop-colleagues-son-racist-but-there-is-one-problem/
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    Apr 06, 2015 1:58 AM GMT
    The woman is an idiot, although the title is misleading...she didn't call the child racist.

    I'm all for banning the use of the race card. When it's thrown out indiscriminately. But some fuckers are racists, and I'm sorry, there's a card for that.

  • bobbobbob

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    Apr 06, 2015 2:14 AM GMT
    She was inferring that the 18 month old child had learned racism from a white conservative parent. Children don't learn to place importance on skin color at that age.

    Agreed on the other point. Some people are racists. Some people are also shit heads who throw the word and inference of racism around for anything that doesn't agree with them.

    Let's just compromise and set the death penalty for all racists and the people who falsely accuse others of being racists and make the term "race card" become obsolete. It's a triple win.
  • FRE0

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    Apr 06, 2015 8:05 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidDidn't read the article because registration required.

    Suggest a copy/paste?


    Actually, you may be able to read it. The article is briefly displayed before it is replaced with the registration screen. If you halt you browser before the article is replaced, you may be able to read it.
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 08, 2015 11:04 PM GMT
    bobbobbob saidShe was inferring that the 18 month old child had learned racism from a white conservative parent. Children don't learn to place importance on skin color at that age.


    On the contrary:

    https://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/faculty/upload/children_colorblind.pdf

    There are other studies that find the same results and there was one in which a teenager was doing a study project involving how girls view beauty in dolls and unexpectedly found that little girls of various ethnicities were already viewing race in dolls and choosing white dolls over other colored dolls, indicating subtle marketing that defines beauty, in part, as lighter skinned.
  • bobbobbob

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    Apr 12, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    bobbobbob saidShe was inferring that the 18 month old child had learned racism from a white conservative parent. Children don't learn to place importance on skin color at that age.


    On the contrary:

    https://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/faculty/upload/children_colorblind.pdf

    There are other studies that find the same results and there was one in which a teenager was doing a study project involving how girls view beauty in dolls and unexpectedly found that little girls of various ethnicities were already viewing race in dolls and choosing white dolls over other colored dolls, indicating subtle marketing that defines beauty, in part, as lighter skinned.


    I'm not downloading a PDF to read your link.
    I do remember reading about this subject and possibly the same study 2 years ago in a magazine. What I remember about it was that is did not apply to children as young as 18 months old but to girls old enough to socialize and verbally communicate with each other as they played with dolls. I say this because there were pictures with the article of girls who looked 3 to five years old playing together in what appeared to be a day care center.

    My son is mixed race and his mother died before he was old enough to have any permanent memories of her. Raising him by myself he was almost four and in day care when he first became aware of race. He learned it the hard way: a black boy his age asked him if he was white or a n****r. He'd never heard that word, didn't know what it was so he said he wasn't one. After he and I had "that talk" and I explained about his mother he was fine with it. When he was young I went to some efforts to be sure he had friends his own age who were mixed race. Today as a 45 year old married father he's 100% race neutral. He has never really identified with one race more than the other.