Monday, March 17, 2008

Not quite as "post-racial" as advertised.

We’ve been having some fun reading the “diaries” over at the Daily Kos. So much so, in fact, we are going to rename this section of Kos, the Pretzel Factory. Want an example? Read here for the reason for Obama’s pastor’s maniacal outbursts. Its your fault. If you happen to be white, that is.

KT makes an excellent point, here, regarding why we shouldn’t dismiss the good Reverend’s behavior as “it’s a black thing, you wouldn’t understand”. In fact, this defense is rather curiously-applied stereotyping in itself.

This whole episode got us to thinking (no… we didn’t “pull” anything), if Reverend Wright is what passes for leadership in the “black community”, should it be a surprise that a large segment of the black population views itself as being in a permament underclass status.

3 comments:

Road Dawg said...

I found the speech to be far less harmful once I heard it in context. The Reverend makes several good points.

Can Hillary possibly be an advocate for black America? She has never been called "n%$#^ger. That's a fact. How can she ever speak for black America if she's never been called a "ni&%^$ger?

Part of me loves the self reliance preached by Wright and even Farrakhan. But stop with the broad sweeping brush. Whitey doesn't have a conspirasy to put you down. And if they did, nobody told me about it, probably cause I'd kick their butts!.......Hey, does that mean I'm not "whitey" anymore?

I want out of the club, I'm tired of being hated.

K T Cat said...

Thanks for the link!

Dean said...

'Dawg, how about just being a candidate for "America"? Apparently, that may be too tall of an order.