On to New Hampshire! Land of the …

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  1. Henry January 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    The GOP electorate is pretty close to 100% white nearly everywhere, so it doesn’t make much of a difference.

    Also, I’m inferring from this that you were about to say “Land of the Free” but NH’s racial stats cut you off, as if heavily white states can’t be all that free or something. It may have been unintentional

  2. JNagarya January 4, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    “. . . as if heavily white states can’t be all that free or something. “

    They certainly aren’tt free for minorities who are confronted by racial hostility.

    Let’s not pretend that white racists don’t exist, including in NH. In fact, some of the worst of gun-nuts — at least one of whomm moved from AZ — and teadupes are blatantly racist, even though they seem incapable of recognizing racism when it’s staring out of their mirrors at them.

    So why are you defensive about and defending against your negative inference?

    • Gwen January 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm #


  3. Lorenzo from Oz January 5, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    Americans do obsess about race, don’t you? Albeit in highly selective ways, typically. E.g. implications of voting as a racial bloc/on racial grounds apparently only matter if you are white; racial composition of protests matters if it’s the Tea Party, but not OWS; that blacks are wildly disproportionately perpetrators of crime matters more than that they are wildly disproportionately victims. There there is good, old-fashioned moral blindness — e.g. let’s not look at who lost out in the American “golden age” before the New Deal “ruined” it all. Liberal, conservative, libertarian: it does not seem to matter, there are the selective racial obsessions to match.

    I also notice that searching for racism seems to guarantee finding it. My favourite is where supporting black candidates or public figures becomes “proof” of racism–it is the way you hide it from yourself, apparently. Though requiring support for racial preferences in order to be not-racist is a close second. But, then, racism-as-premise does guarantee success in finding it.

    • Gwen January 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm #


  4. Seth January 5, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    It’s 25% Franco-American!