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Monday, July 18, 2016

AMERICAN RACIAL POLITICS AS A POKER GAME

"Imagine American politics as a poker game. Each ethnic group has a place at the table and a certain number of chips, representing its collective wealth and power.  Whites have the largest stack.  But every group gets to play a wild card, "the race card," except for whites.  No matter how big our initial advantage may be, if we play by those rules, we will lose hand after hand, until we have surrendered our wealth, our power, our country, and any control we might have over our destiny-or we kick over the table and refuse to play a game rigged against us."
 (pg. 51)
Truth, Justice & a Nice White Country, By Greg Johnson.


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