Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 31, 2011, 10:06 a.m. EST by jaktober
from Sonoma, CA
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This was a tough subject to address. I decided, in part after seeing how hateful many reactions on this forum were to the Ron Paul Newsletters stories, and after reading and listening to many views from both the Gay and Black communities on Ron Paul, that it was important to address the issue of Racism and Superficiality in America. It wasn't hard to find actual racist quotes from many "progressive" leaders such as Lyndon Johnson (who passed the Civil Rights Act), Bill Clinton, and even Barack Obama. I've also come to terms recently with how to deal with racist people, that is; to attack the idea, not the person.
I was hesitant writing this article as I like to keep the content of my website positive and productive. However; I feel that in order to overcome racism, we must be able to address it. We must see it as it is, as words, and instead, focus on the deeds, and actions, of people. To make this point to racist people actually helps attack their racist ideas. As I've responded to racism I've witnessed in the South, "I don't care what you look like, I care how you act." It's amazing the effect this has on people. It actually makes them think about what they just said.