Uprooting the New Racism

United States
March 28, 2008 11:46am CST
In his Philadelphia address on race, Sen. Obama identified as a root cause of white resentment affirmative action -- the punishing of white working- and middle-class folks for sins they did not commit: "Most working- and middle-class white Americans don't feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race," said Barack. "As far as they're concerned, no one's handed them anything. ... So when they ... hear that an African American is getting an advantage in landing a good job or a spot in a good college because of an injustice that they themselves never committed ... resentment builds over time." On this issue, Barack seemed to have nailed it.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Absolutely! I know this is a big issue my s/o has. He can't stand it that as an ordinary middle class white man he can't get any special treatment while minorities do. I can't say I agree completely with his extremist attitude about it but I do understand his frustration.
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