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July 20th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
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  1. Paul Ernest Show, Nashville

    If "not done enough" is the yardstick or criteria for determining who is a racist, so many people, who are currently holding high positions in government and private corporations would be forced to resign. The manner an overwhelming number of agencies handle complaints by the public is unfortunate. It is even worse when one is of minority class. Two weeks ago, a business friend of mine, driving on the highway of Tennessee, had a gun pulled on him by a motorist, who was towing a boat. When he called 911 and was asked what race the motorist is and he responded" white" the 911 dispatcher hung up the phone. This is not an isolated, aberration but the way many agencies have operated for eternity. This is the tradition and norm of our society. It's tragic and unfortunate. They words of the farmer's wife liberates Miss Shirley. Are the rest of us ready and willing to be liberated from this ugly, unfair emotion we call racism.?

    July 20, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  2. Keith Savoline

    It is unfortunate that we so often exaggerate to underline an important issue. Knee jerk reactions to appear politically correct is also unfortunate. Shirley was making a point not expressing her racist beliefs. She needs to be judged on her works. Where is the evidence she is a racist?

    July 20, 2010 at 11:36 am |

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