Racial Division: Republicans In The South, Via England

There’s a good piece in The Guardian about racial prejudice being used by Republicans to foster racial division in South Carolina.

Naturally we have to read a well written and researched article like this in an English newspaper because the American press won’t touch it. Just like the fact that more whites get food stamps than blacks seems somehow never to get as much mention as Republican charges that blacks are sucking from the system the money and the jobs and whatever else white people might want.

Yay America! Rah rah rah! Keep it pure!

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  1. Naturally we have to read a well written and researched article like this in an English newspaper…

    One of the eye-opening things about my time in Canada was comparing Canadian versus American coverage of events. If you still had TV, I’d recommend that you watch Canadian coverage of the Olympics this summer. The contrast with narrowly focused rah-rah USA American coverage is astounding.

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    • I don’t doubt that other coverage is better than what we get. That rah rah is one of the things that turned me off on American sports coverage generally, not to mention American news generally. For a world power we have got to be one of the most provincial cultures around. I suppose that comes with considering money to be a value and making it the primary cultural value.

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  2. Well, shit – I think I messed up my code.

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    • All fixee.

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