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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 12:10 PM

Emboldened white nationalists? Look no further than this liberal Oregon college town

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/12/post_292.html

Looking back, things did seem a bit out of balance with successful marijuana entrepreneur Bethany Sherman.

She shared an open contempt for Eugene and its renowned left-wing politics. She gloated about the election of Donald Trump. She made sure to note that she’d given her baby a German name.

But few who knew Sherman expected to read an antifascist expose´ accusing her of neo-Nazi sympathies. They were even less prepared for Sherman’s immediate and enthusiastic declaration of white pride, though she disavowed any connection to neo-Nazis.

Within a day of the allegations, Sherman found her carefully cultivated image as a well-connected and savvy businesswoman in tatters. She closed the marijuana testing lab that she had worked for years to establish. The industry condemned her and customers left in droves.

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Reply Emboldened white nationalists? Look no further than this liberal Oregon college town (Original post)
dlwickham Dec 2017 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2017 #1
dalton99a Dec 2017 #5
unc70 Dec 2017 #6
dalton99a Dec 2017 #2
FSogol Dec 2017 #3
Merlot Dec 2017 #4
dlwickham Dec 2017 #7
Initech Dec 2017 #8
dlwickham Dec 2017 #9

Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 12:16 PM

1. Oregon was more explicit than other states during its founding and explicitly built white supremacy

into its incorporation as a state.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 12:26 PM

5. There is still a lot of self-selection, i.e. whites moving there to avoid nonwhites

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 12:33 PM

6. Many other states were effectively white only

The division of states into so called “slave and free” was often closer to “slave and white only”. This was particularly the case in states like OH, IN, and IL where restrictions on non-white immigration was embodied in the early state constitutions.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 12:19 PM

2. "With her beliefs in the open, she said, she can 'pursue the life I've been longing for'"

Ok, good luck, idiot Nazi

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 12:23 PM

3. Scurry back into a dark corner with your fellow cockroaches and vermin.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 12:26 PM

4. Hit them where it hurts, better than punching them in the face

She closed the marijuana testing lab that she had worked for years to establish. The industry condemned her and customers left in droves.

Perfect.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 06:49 PM

7. IKR

people like her should be forced out of business

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:19 PM

8. WTF is wrong with white supremacists?

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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 08:03 PM

9. how much time do you have

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