Part of being a blogger in the very conservative blogosphere is responding to remarks such as these from Tom Bux of Tom’s Nap Room.
So I guess they aren’t black unless they are American hating NAACP supporters such as yourself who would sooner blame whitey for keeping you down than getting off your duffs and achieving success?
And what (sic) me clarify: Read Bill Cosby‘s comments. If you are functionally illiterate, don’t blame anyone but yourself for not getting that management job.
The comment documents how far away from having any real insight into the reasons conservative politics gets little support from minorities the far Right is. Bux abuses the civil rights organization that has done more to bring about equality than any other in history and has the support of most African-Africans. He then tries to hoist Bill Cosby, who was rightfully condemned for his ignorant remarks blaming the victims of discrimination for its existence, up on a pedestal. These blunders occurred in the context of our representative of Right-think claiming Republicans, including the Bush administration, support civil rights.
In stark contrast to the image of the GOP presented by Bux and his compatriots is good news from the Democrats. The New York Times reports that nearly half of delegates to the Democratic convention, July 26-29, will be people of color.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minorities will be represented in record numbers among the delegates to this month’s Democratic National Convention in Boston, convention organizers said Wednesday.
Nearly 40 percent of the more than 4,300 delegates are of a minority background, including record numbers of blacks, Asians, American Indians and Hispanics, the Democratic National Convention Committee said.
. . .“This will be the most successful convention ever in terms of diversity,” said Alice Germond, secretary of the Democratic National Committee.
Some people are clueless about why minorities are alienated by the Republicans. They either don’t know about the sorry civil rights record of the contemporary GOP or they ignore it. Even more telling, they apparently believe they can attract people of color to the GOP through a combination of paternalism and abuse. As long as this is the face of the GOP, the Democrats, despite their imperfections, will remain the party of diversity.
President Bush is continuing his policy of refusing to speak to the NAACP.
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