Perspectives on Race

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Palin and Racism

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I was looking online for something to write this weeks blog on and I typed in “racism in the news” and I found it very interesting that the first suggestion was “Palin and racism”.  So I read the first three articles and all of them were first hand accounts of people saying that when they came in contact with her she seemed to be reluctant to talk to anyone who was black or pretty much non-white.  I found this pretty interesting but very hard to believe just because its someone’s opinion.  A lot of people could have taken their conversation in the wrong way or she may very well be a racist.  I just thought it was very interesting that “Palin and racism” showed up as a suggestion.

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Written by jturner36

November 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. That is very appealing and funny at the same time. I don’t think she is a racist, but because of her high statue of appearance, she can be taken in a wrong way. I think because the way she looks like a typical southern “bell” sister she can be taken as racist.

    badal23

    November 29, 2009 at 10:48 pm

  2. I think this is funny. Although she doesnt seem to be racist, looks can be deceiving. It makes you think someone with such a high status could be racist. thats a scary thought what could happen if elected.

    mzarandy1

    November 30, 2009 at 12:22 am

  3. Most politicians I have met put up a wonderful facade of amicability even if they really don’t like to interact with people from certain groups. They know a friend is far more valuable than a foe because it translates into votes which is what it all really boils down to in American politics. Politicians in West Palm Beach, for example, will often visit local mosque to court the ever increasing Muslim vote before elections but have been known to snub Muslims when it’s time to return the favor. Then again, Sarah Palin may not know how to connect with certain groups being that she is from Alaska (I don’t think to many minorities groups live there).

    zsayed

    November 30, 2009 at 4:10 pm

  4. I agree with zsayed, most politicians put on a friendly face when they talk with their constituency. You never know she may be overtly racist like that but again you are reading “first hand accounts” over the internet you can never be sure.

    samhag

    November 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm


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