Monday, September 11, 2006

What, not enough racism for you?

Election 2006

Maryland Primary Not About Race, Voters Say

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All Things Considered, September 10, 2006 · Democrats are torn over the top two choices in the Maryland Senate primary: Congressman Ben Cardin, who is white, and former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, who is black. Many voters, however, insist that the contest is not about race.
Who gains from this discussion? Who is wedded to the idea that racism must be everlasting and pervasive? And from NPR, no less. I'm disappointed. Why is it news to say Shooboobooboo, WHO IS WHITE thinks that.... Marklebarkle, WHO IS BLACK believes that...

Why can a story like this simply not been covered on the issues, as everyone in the story seems to believe? Call me naive: but when racism is the last thing on people's minds... shouldn't we just leave it there?

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