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Via the Scratching Post:
This notion of assessing the moral standing of a movement by picking out the number of black faces in the assemblage makes a lot of sense. By this sort of easy button profiling we can surmise that the 22,000 or so fans that show up at Padre games downtown might do so as motivated by bigotry. To wit, we have almost sworn off hiking Cowles Mountain for concerns regarding the lack of specific hues out on the trail. Honestly, who would want to be associated with that lot?
We can't imagine what it is like to be a black conservative in this country, especially an older black who grew up in the South and now attends tea party rallies. That'd be like hitting for the cycle in defying the leftist narrative of how a good plantation negro in this country should be behaving.
As that person, you experienced discrimination and bigotry first hand. And now, some 40 or 50 years on, where we have progressed to the point in this country where we have a black President, you are marginalized still but this time around by the very same "progressives" that took up the cause of equality in the 50s and 60s.
"The worst form of insidious racism in America is the institutionalized elite view where they treat African-Americans, including the president, with a patronizing attitude and condescension; where the press so blatantly expresses that the black guy can't do it on his own, we have to protect him,"
That from Democratic strategist/pollster Pat Caddell, no conservative he, whom none the less is one of those rare liberals out there who has been openly critical of the President particularly with respect to "process" and the administration's abject failure in changing "business as usual" in D.C.
Please read the entire article at the link as it is probably the best thing you will read all week.
One of the things that is discussed is how race and racism is viewed much differently in the South than in the North and how proximity drives these differences. We forgot where we heard it but this difference is summed up in the statement: In the North, the blacks could get powerful just not too close. In the South, the blacks could get close just not powerful.
Please do read it - we believe you will enjoy it.