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Clinton West Virginia affirmation?

Is Senator Clinton’s smashing West Virginia victory an affirmation of emphasis for “hard working white Americans” in her presentations? “Hard working white Americans” excludes many other equally hard working fill in the blank Americans, especially in these economically difficult times.

“Hard working white Americans” is sly, divisive, subversive and polarizing and perhaps disrespectful of many others equally hard working Americans. Though West Virginia appears to vindicate the Senator. The sly remark subtly recalls historically earlier American obsession with ethnicity and race so well analyzed by sociologist Gunnar Myrdal in his incisive and pivotal book “The American Dilemma” in 1944. Social situations have improved however there remains subtle covert discrimination by social differentiation and racial ethnicity.

Will America retreat to yesteryear and swallow whole the “red herring” remark of the Senator? Perhaps this may well be the question of the 21st century for America.

Now is the moment to disregard “red herrings” and superficial categorizations. Recognize and understand the essential merits of factual issues upon which we base our decisions. Swallowing “red herrings” may endanger America and slow her new direction and recovery to regain world respected leadership for vital tolerance, freedom and Constitutional liberty so precious in Democracy.

M. Andre

Grass Valley

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