Progressives aren’t Progressive in Rural American Cultures

Old, White Southern Oregon “Democrats” Stall Politically Progressive Forward Momentum

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one of the white supremacist and militia posters that appeared in cascadia, oregon mid-2017

“There is a tide of immigration and race mixing and global trade, and there is a resistance to it, simultaneously. New people in America are causing the familiar anxiety that America has experienced in earlier times of high immigration. …Democrats will be the party of inclusion, but their challenge is to create sufficient policy and messages to demonstrate to native born Americans that these new people are a benefit and not a threat.”

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another white supremacist and militia poster in cascadia, oregon from 2017

The severe lack of dissent in RAC means no fresh ideas flow into relational practices — no new assumptions replace outdated racist ones — until someone from outside the RAC bubble stands up, pushes past the poisonous relational goo, and speaks up, modeling what’s possible.

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