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Who Are The Directors of Racism?

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Imagine if Newt Gingrich said, “You can’t vote for healthcare and call yourself a white man.”  Take a moment to think about how the lame street media would trash him.  There is no doubt that Gingrich would be labeled a racist…aptly so.  In would come the civil rights groups calling for his head along with apologies and public service requirements.  There would probably senatorial hearings!

Now imagine if Rev. Jesse Jackson said, “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”  What do you think would happen?  Would the lame street media trash him?  Would the state run media even cover the comments?  Would there be gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands?  Would Jackson be labeled a racist?  Would there be senatorial hearings?  The answer is an overwhelming “NO”!  Absolutely nothing would be said.  And, this is exactly what Jackson said during a recent Congressional Black Caucus Foundation meeting commemorating the 25th anniversary of his run for president.

It seems to me that this type of rhetoric further perpetuates racial strain by simply associating skin color with “absolutism”.

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Written by letstakethecountryback

November 18, 2009 at 9:29 pm