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Response to whirlygigspin (Reply #38)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:19 AM

72. Most AA Democrats

assume there will be hostile and bigoted attitudes coming from the likes of the Republicans or Trump and company. When it emerges from one's own Party and particularly, from those who align with what they claim is progressive ideology, it hits much closer to home. When the very people upon whom you are supposed to depend turn out to be covertly and now, overtly, de facto racists, it forces you to reassess your relationships with them and what your Party stands for.

A literal textbook attitude of white supremacy surfaced from some Sander's supporters during the primary, in writing, for all the world to see. That is something everyone needs to examine and denounce and anyone who acts as an apologist is complicit. It has nothing to do with who did or did not win. To ignore it would be to remain in denial. Facing it head on is an act of bravery and realism and also the most important step in identifying and eradicating the problem. It is a process and one that is far more painful for the victims than the perpetrators. Bravnak is granting those who exposed the repellent underbelly of their characters a lot more opportunity to explain and absolve themselves than they probably deserve but the only way out is through. And for that, she has my admiration.

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