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Thu Nov 4, 2021, 12:47 PM

4. Well, how about this? Better than pretending ignoring our racist past isn't racist.

Say this to Southern Whites:
"After four centuries of conflict over America's treatment of non-whites, and we finally made some progress, and YOU ALL WANT TO REVERSE THAT PROGRESS AND GO BACK TO THE 1950S?????"

We KNOW what's behind this, and yes, it's racism. It's the corrupt cynical racism of Republicans who have for decades exploited white fears and denial AND RACISM to win elections. They're doing it at a level (banning black authors writing about slavery?????) that really does go back a century.

I don't see it's even morally acceptable to close our eyes to the racism here.
We can frame it more softly, maybe. I don't know. But Ross Douthat like a lot of conservative "intellectuals" want to pretend that pointing racism out is actually worse than racism itself. That's their own consciousness of guilt manifesting.

Listen to progressive "framers" like the Lakoffs and Al Franken-- not bred-in-denial conservatives like Douthat.




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