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The words desperate, pathetic, and vapid don’t fully describe Lawrence O’Donnell’s recent interview. O’Donnell tried to use murdered civil rights victims, Vietnam vets, homosexuality… and the performer of the Monday Night Football opening theme song, in an attempt to publicly humiliate Cain. Herman Cain must really get under the skin of leftists. The media double standard is obvious, but the drive and enthusiasm O’Donnell displayed trying to humiliate Cain, is not only contemptible, it’s kind of just sad.
“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.”
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.
Race shouldn’t be a deciding factor for late night TV hosts, but according to colorlines.com it should be. Colorlines never says what they think the cause of the lack of Latinos in late night TV, they just say it’s a problem that there are so many whites. Either they think the problem is racism, or they should just encourage more Latinos to go into the field of late night comedy. But they don’t make the case for either of those positions, so we are left with Colorlines making an issue about race that doesn’t have anything to do with race.
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!”