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Nonsense_Police  ·  342 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: George Packer: What Ta-Nehisi Coates Gets Wrong About American Politics

This is a lot to parse through, and I'm incredibly late to the party. I think you should be careful about possibly painting a picture with too broad of a brush regarding Republicans and Democrats.

But that's not really what I wanted to focus on. I wanted to better understand your point regarding race and poverty. Could you clarify exactly the point you're trying to illustrate with the two graphs you presented? I'm especially confused by your statement that "They know that those minorities are being given an excuse for not thriving but they're 'privileged.'"

It's entirely possible I'm misunderstanding the point you're trying to make, but it almost seems like you're committing the exact same mistake George Packer is warning about: flattening out history or present reality into a single fixed truth.