It’s like the Confederate flag, and “heritage not hate.” Why get upset? These people are walking around with signs that say, “I’m ignorant of the basic facts of American history, and I’m proud of this.”

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Understanding why people do dumb shit, isn’t the same as thinking they have the right to do dumb shit.

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I can imagine some defense of the phrase “great white hope,” as a kind of generic tag. But any politicians whose spent a portion of their career talking to black people, who knows the racist history of the phrase, or has some inkling of what it means to have a first black president, would know that invoking the phrase is a bad idea.

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This is history through the veil, again. It’s virtually impossible to be a black person and believe that Americans were somehow more humble in the past. Our very exist[ence] springs from an act of immodesty. I can’t even begin to imagine the Native American read on this one.

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Also, the commenters there win the prize for “most worth reading of any site I visit.”

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