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First there are some things that need to be cleared up. AngryBlackLady acts as if one of my main arguing points was that the superintendent was black. It seems like she is determined to fit me into her preconceived notion of a racism denier, who often make arguments along the lines of “I’m not racist, I have a black friend,” or “it can’t be racism, there is a black person in authority.” But the superintendent being black was never what convinced me that racism was not the likely explanation. It was one of the many things that contributed to my skepticism initially, and one of the many things that simply convinced me to at least wait to hear the whole story. Blacks are less likely to discriminate against blacks than whites are. I don’t know why this was such a focal point for AngryBlackLady.
Tim Wise’s fundamental prejudice is revealed in his recent attack on Herman Cain and his supporters:
“thinks it’s funny how so many white folks who hate Obama love Herman Cain. He’s like their “black friend.” In this case, one who is incredibly Stepin Fetchit-like in demeanor–a walking, talking stereotype from the past–and thus, one they can respect, because he doesn’t challenge their position. They want a black person to whom they can feel superior, and in Cain, they have found it. No Harvard degree here, by God!”