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Postby bdog » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:54 am

Yes, somewhat trolling here but maybe we can learn something about the South Carolina primary by discussing it.

Why does TDPF have nothing to offer to non-whites?

I think Rick Flowers has posted here, and a few years ago there was a guy who did stand up comedy that posted here for a while...but now no one as far as I know.

The vast majority of the regular posters here are white.

TDPF and/or Isthmus is certainly not a racist organization.

What's going on?
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby Average Joe » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:41 am

And by "somewhat" I take it you mean "completely".
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby scratch » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:49 am

bdog wrote:Yes, somewhat trolling here but maybe we can learn something about the South Carolina primary by discussing it.
Why does TDPF have nothing to offer to non-whites?
I think Rick Flowers has posted here, and a few years ago there was a guy who did stand up comedy that posted here for a while...but now no one as far as I know.
The vast majority of the regular posters here are white.
TDPF and/or Isthmus is certainly not a racist organization.
What's going on?


TDPF is headquartered in and centered on Madison, which is overwhelmingly white? If you're trolling for conspiracy theories, I'm interested, but I don't have a good one ready. What percentage of posters on any similar online forum are white?
-OR!-
The overwhelming presence of honkies like you and me constitutes an unwelcoming online environment on TDPF?
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:03 am

bdog wrote: The vast majority of the regular posters here are white.

So you know the race of those who post here? I'm not saying you assumption is incorrect, but most Madisonians are also white.
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby rrnate » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:11 am

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/55/55025.html

Wow - never bothered to look before, but yeah, we're like, 85% white.
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby snoqueen » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:20 am

And the remaining 15% includes a higher percentage of children than the 85% white part does. Nationwide, people of color have a higher birth rate than whites, who are barely replacing themselves.

In addition, around 10% of us in Dane County don't speak English at home, so that could also skew the Forum statistics toward native-born (and possibly toward white) since ESL people might feel less able to write in English.

Yup, we're pretty white.
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby jjoyce » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:28 am

bdog wrote:as far as I know.


A clause present in every great commentary.
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby Meade » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:40 pm

snoqueen wrote:Nationwide, people of color have a higher birth rate than whites, who are barely replacing themselves..


Are Asians or Pacific Islanders considered "people of color" in your Big Book of Race?
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby rabble » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:48 pm

Meade wrote:
snoqueen wrote:Nationwide, people of color have a higher birth rate than whites, who are barely replacing themselves..


Are Asians or Pacific Islanders considered "people of color" in your Big Book of Race?

I always assumed the phrase included all people who were a different color than white.

You don't? I kinda thought you knew this stuff since you're so knowledgeable about all things racial. Or racialized.
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby Meade » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:08 pm

rabble wrote:I always assumed the phrase included all people who were a different color than white.


By color, I assume you mean skin color, right? So what "race" is President Obama? Is the Speaker of the House of Representatives white? Boehner's skin is darker than Obama's.
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby jman111 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:10 pm

Hey Larry, you gonna keep asking questions without answering any?
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:12 pm

Meade's so post-racial, he doesn't even look up when Gingrich blows his dog-whistle. He just drools unthinkingly.
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:29 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
bdog wrote: The vast majority of the regular posters here are white.

So you know the race of those who post here?

I'd like to know as well. Is it because I am broadcasting my IP address? IS THAT HOW YOU CAN TELL??
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby bdog » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:45 pm

jjoyce wrote:
bdog wrote:as far as I know.


A clause present in every great commentary.


Except for commentary from non-whites on TDPF.

Because they don't exist.
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Re: TDPF: whites only

Postby Detritus » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:47 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:
bdog wrote: The vast majority of the regular posters here are white.

So you know the race of those who post here?

I'd like to know as well. Is it because I am broadcasting my IP address? IS THAT HOW YOU CAN TELL??

No, it's bdog's blackdar.
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