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Jesse Jackson is right.
In response to the face-off in Arizona between President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer last week, Jackson said, “Even George Wallace did not put his finger in Dr. King’s face.” And it’s true; he didn’t. Similarly, not even Josef Stalin wrote two autobiographies the way Obama has. And even Genghis Khan didn’t have a Swiss bank account the way Mitt Romney did.
I like to understand people who differ with me and occasionally I try to get a few conversations started online, despite the tendency for them to go poorly (conversations in person go much better, people are usually much more considerate). A recent conversation on twitter with a few sociology professors proved to be interesting, yet typical. Hopefully in the future I can post more serious conversations with people who disagree with me.
I began with asking a few basic questions that normally are answered with very broad and vague responses by their comrades. I asked how one can combat “White Privilege,” this almost always is followed up by: we need to talk about it.
“Chauncey DeVega” has written “They Live to Rape History: Black Conservative Allen West is Here to Save African-Americans from the Evil Democratic Plantation” where he refers to Allen West, Herman Cain, and Clarence Thomas as “minstrel crooners.” “Chauncey DeVega” has had previous issues with black people he disagrees with, earlier this year he described Herman Cain as a “black garbage pail kid,” “monkey,” among other things. Normally racialist leftists have a hyper sensitive trigger finger when accusing anyone of racism, yet I wouldn’t hold my breath on this one. Hating conservatives has no boundaries, even to the “anti-racists.”
“Glenn Beck is no better than the Nazis he praises…and deserves the same fate.” – Tim Wise, one of the brilliant voices of our time… according to his website.
Racialist have made a lot of noise regarding this Nivea add. This add has nothing to with race, it has to do with young men using soap. Just because it features a black man doesn’t mean it is a racial statement against all black men. This same add campaign has white models, but I guess they don’t count. Nivea caved to the pressure and issued an apology.