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Sat Oct 6, 2018, 06:56 AM

Ahem. Demographics...



Hurrah!!!

..demographics going to kick the arse of the raging white male eventually...this the their last stand and cannot last forever..

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Reply Ahem. Demographics... (Original post)
Soph0571 Oct 2018 OP
JI7 Oct 2018 #1
pansypoo53219 Oct 2018 #2
Harker Oct 2018 #3
pansypoo53219 Oct 2018 #17
Harker Oct 2018 #18
safeinOhio Oct 2018 #8
pdsimdars Oct 2018 #4
Wounded Bear Oct 2018 #13
barbtries Oct 2018 #5
pangaia Oct 2018 #14
greymattermom Oct 2018 #6
Lonestarblue Oct 2018 #9
Blue_true Oct 2018 #7
bobbieinok Oct 2018 #10
Wounded Bear Oct 2018 #11
Honeycombe8 Oct 2018 #12
pangaia Oct 2018 #15
Harker Oct 2018 #20
Honeycombe8 Oct 2018 #21
Ace Rothstein Oct 2018 #16
ecstatic Oct 2018 #19
Honeycombe8 Oct 2018 #22

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 06:59 AM

1. that's why Trump got the support he did

many white people are "uncomfortable" with the demographic changes.

but the changes will continue to happen .

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:58 AM

2. shhhh. you are scaring the white males.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:06 AM

3. Some of them.

Others are revelling in the inexorable gains toward a just and diverse society.

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Response to Harker (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 05:24 PM

17. too many white males have not evolved yet.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 05:46 PM

18. Agreed.

I may not have changed very many mindsets in my life thus far, but I'll always try to end hatred.

It's not easy to struggle on thinking that the full benefits of one's labors might only be enjoyed by people as yet unborn, but hope keeps me going.

No one who confronts injustice is ever truly standing alone. Our strength and the value of our future lie in our diversity.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:32 AM

8. Many of us old Whites

that are straights against hate are speaking up.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:21 AM

4. Thing is, lots of my school years growing up were in Hawaii. . .

 

and in Hawaii, I was the minority race. Almost all of my teachers were Asian. All of the authority figures in school were Asian. You get used to it. Nothing scary about it. Best teacher in my life was Miss Suyat. People are just people. Period.

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:41 AM

13. My first experience with having blacks in charge was in the Marines...

Not many officers at the time, but plenty of NCOs and SNCOs, many of whom were promoted in Vietnam.

Hey, if they had the stripes, you obeyed their orders. Just the way it was.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:29 AM

5. if i had to boil down the phenomenon

of the trump cult and the republicans' total abdication of their oaths into 2 words, those words are "white panic"

I welcome the day i'm no longer the majority. tired of being white.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:47 AM

14. "tired of being white." LOL

I'm not tired of being white. I'm just tired of almost everybody else in the town where I live being white.



Although, in the last few years I have seen and met, gradually, more and more people of a 'darker SKIN' persuasion and just different cultural backgrounds. In the park, around town. I love it. It is no issue here either, which is wonderful, as it is a pretty open community.. Humm..... on the other hand... I wonder when it will reach the point that there are TOO MANY who are not 'white.' Get my drift...

My ex-wife is Chinese.. She used t call this town "white bread village."

And she called P F CHANG's "Chinese food for white people," (Boy, ain't THAT the truth.)

I travel to Asia frequently, well..not frequently enough..... always feel more at home in South Korea, Japan (next month), Taiwan and China. many good friends.



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:30 AM

6. And outlawing abortion

will no doubt speed that up.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:39 AM

9. I think Roe v. Wade will be overturned before the 2020 election.

The law passed in Iowa outlawing abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is one of the most restrictive in the nation and an Iowa judge has already stayed its enforcement, so it could go to the Supreme Republican Court quickly. Trump and Republicans will want this as a reelection strategy for 2020. If they succeed in overturning Roe, I think the best we can hope for is that states will not be prohibited from making their own laws. Abortion will still be available, but women will need to travel to blue states to get one, which will likely be impossible for poor women and women who cannot take time off from work or from caring for children or parents.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:31 AM

7. But.

If people don't vote or allow purity bullshit to distract them from voting for the democratic nominee, it won't matter in the least.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:36 AM

10. Suppression of voting rights!! Gerrymandering!! Supported by SCOTUS appointed by GOP!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:37 AM

11. Which is why we need to protect what Democracy we have left...

The Repubs are trying to set up an apartheid state, where a small minority of white men control everything.

GOTV2018!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:41 AM

12. I don't see this as helpful, actually.

The Democratic Party actually has a lot of white males and white females. So it's false to paint the image of the Democratic Party as only brown or gay or whatever. It's everyone, including those who have been discriminated against.

It could have the effect of pushing away whites, when the party is misrepresented as being unfriendly to whites. And possibly revving up the base of the other side, if it's perceived as attacking not their positions on issues, but what they were born as.

The Democratic Party is about every income level but particularly to include the working and middle class, the economy, health care, senior programs, programs for the needy, the environment, climate change, civil rights, voting rights, the disenfranchised, legal immigration, unions, and other things. It includes everyone who cares about these issues.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:48 AM

15. I think the point is well-taken. And I'm an old white male.

On the other hand, there certainbly is truith in what you say.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 08:38 PM

20. Yes.

Take a look at pictures of the civil rights marches of the sixties, as an example, and you'll see a richly diverse group of people working together for common goals.

Inclusivity and diversity should mean that nobody gets shunted off as excess baggage.

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Response to Harker (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 10:09 PM

21. And let's not forget the person who was killed in Charlottesville was a white woman.

She was peacefully protesting the neo-Nazis and alt-right, when she was murdered.

White men were killed in the civil rights fight.

We don't want the party to turn its back or not protect the interests of everyone, as long as they support the Platform. America is getting more diverse. The Democratic Party is the home of much of that diversity. That's a good thing. But it is also the home of millions of whites, many of whom have voted reliably Democratic for decades. If we don't continue to be their home, too, that's bad news. Besides, it would be against the Democratic Party's values.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 05:16 PM

16. Relying on demographics is going to lead to disappointment.

The demographic change isn't going to affect every state in the same way. Under our current system this may not matter at all in the next 20-40 years.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 06:11 PM

19. None of that will matter if we don't stop the electoral college farce, move to popular vote system,

and get the proper representation that we all deserve!

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 10:11 PM

22. I wonder what it would take to change that? Or having 2 senators for every state?

I have more of a problem with every state having 2 senators than the EC. This gives a small population area equal power to tens of millions in another area.

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