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Friday, November 02, 2012

It's All Relative To Me


White people don't like to believe that they practice identity politics. The defining part of being white in America is the assumption that, as a white person, you are a regular, individual human being. Other demographic groups set themselves apart, to pursue their distinctive identities and interests and agendas. Whiteness, to white people, is the American default.

The only time I've gotten to vote for a white, male Quaker was when I cast a ballot for myself (and no, if I'd been able to vote in '72, Nixon would not have counted).


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I was able to vote for Rush Holt, the only Quaker in Congress!

Posted by: Karin | Nov 3, 2012 8:42:25 AM

I regret that I've lost touch with the Quakers I knew back in college. Some of them are bound to be still around here. There was a large group of them in... I am not making this up... Friendswood, which is south of Houston on the way to NASA.

I wish I could vote for a Quaker for Congress. Lucky me, I get... John Culberson. Thanks to repeated and never rectified GOP gerrymandering in Texas, he is probably Congressman-for-life in this district.

Posted by: Steve Bates | Nov 4, 2012 4:07:38 AM

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