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Response to One Black Sheep (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:58 PM

6. And my point is that label isn't being thrown around nearly as much as some perceive.

Issac Bailey certainly isn't labeling anyone a racist, in spite of what defensive reactions to the article (and similar articles) might suggest. And that's true of most DU posts, as well. Pointing out that POC are key to winning the Democratic Party nomination is not akin to labeling anyone a racist. Not even close.

The question becomes, "How does a diverse coalition (that reflects the diverse Democratic Party electorate) get formed to bring about broad systemic change?" Failure to accomplish that task could lead to a long-standing divide, which will result in a devastating outcome that makes the goal of systemic change unachievable. That's the crux of Mr. Bailey's article (as well as similar articles). It's not about labeling anyone a racist. When people are defensive, they aren't receptive.

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