Sunday, May 4, 2008

That's Rich...

Frank Rich told it like it is today in the New York Times.

It's about time.

As a "mostly" white woman, I have witnessed disturbing sermons by "white" preachers in church. At least Wright had the guts to try and reconcile those things/people that bother him. And spoke of forgiveness.

Whereas, those who condemn him--and others who aren't just like themselves--aren't being very Christian now, are they? McCain should have to explain Hagee and Falwell and cozying up to Bush after W's 2000 campaign smeared him AND his family.

Don't do unto others what you don't want done unto you.

— jillo, westchester

May 4th, 2008 11:45 am

The hate-filled misgoynistic anti-Catholic spewage from a person in power--Hagee and the like--in that area of the country, so near to where many Mexican women have gone missing, plays into the conquistador/colonial exploiter bias that some people have.

Who wants to stand with the racists? I'd much rather stand with my sisters of all colors...for we are the parents of the future and the children of the One.

— jillo, westchester

You don't have to be a hater to be pro-Israel. Keeping company with fundamentalists does no one any good. The future depends on people getting along. We've got to make inroads in this area.

May 4th, 2008 12:10 pm

Most people in this country are of more than one "race" if you look back far enough--even if they don't know/acknowledge this.

It's time we embrace each person as a member of the one race...human.

— jillo, westchester

May 4th, 2008 4:04 pm

Anyone who clings to the superiority of a single race (i.e. "white"), especially one that's dominant in a country is misguided. Many "white" people have Native American, Asian, Polynesian and African roots--among other aboriginal distinctions. Very few people are just one race or "pure" with all those implications--unless you want to consider the truth, that there is just one race for us all, human.

Growing up with a blue-eyed/blonde mom and a darker dad, I thought everyone thought it great that opposites attract...that a lot of difference is skin deep. Through DNA genealogical testing I've learned that my "old America, Protestant roots, white" mom has Native American and Asian ancestry. I can only imagine what's on my dad's side! How exciting.

— jillo, westchester

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