What in the Sam Hell is going on in this country? When did some liberals take it upon themselves to become a bunch of racist, bigoted, tired old buttplugs?
Oh, I think I understand what’s going on. See, if you are a person of color AND conservative, then clearly your race can be used against you, because heaven forbid you not follow the stereotypical party-line of interest group liberalism. If you are a conservative and also a minority in this country, then you have CLEARLY sold your soul to the “white devil” and have made a mockery of your race. It couldn’t possibly be that you have educated yourself to the various political paths and ideologies and chosen the one that you feel best represents your values, beliefs, faith, and a path to a better future.
It comes down to what is more important to you: that fact that you are an American or the fact that you are a member of a minority. And God-forbid you choose to see yourself as an American first. Nothing fries some liberal’s flakes faster.
Furthermore, just because you also happen to be a minority/person of color/hue/black/creed/nationality/religion whatever, how does that give you the right to start race-bashing others – say for example here and here – simply because othes do not choose to align themselves with certain political positions? How is this not racist?
It’s no secret that liberals traditionally have championed the dignity of minorities and their right to equal treatment, and for that they should be thanked and saluted. But do minorites become less human if they become Republicans? Does this warrant slave jokes?
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton certainly don’t have to agree with the political positions of Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas or Condoleezza Rice, but it is unacceptable for them to call into question the racial bona fides of black conservatives simply because they have chosen to see themselves as Americans first and African-Americans second – to celebrate and create opportunity rather than dwell on grievance. Who died and made Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and Harry Belafonte the new race police anyway? Apparently they are on the lookout for political miscegenation.
If we are to strive for a color-blind society – where everyone is treated equally regardless of race or political agenda – how can we accomplish this when there are those who feel the need to point out stereotypes and base accusations solely on the color of another?
This kind of race-baiting is almost as offensive as all the Trent Lotts, Strom Thurmonds and Rush Limbaughs of the world. Almost anyway.
Oh, and Hesiod: perhaps Ms. Rice sees herself as serving America, which is just as much her country as it is yours.
(thanks to Kevin for original link)