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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!”
The professional racialists believe that their positions are almost universally held by “people of color.” According to racialists their positions are understood by “people of color” from a very young age, and whites remain oblivious to this fact for their whole life in some cases. So it becomes troubling to the racialists when “people of color” disagree with them. White ignorance and white racism are so foundational to the racialists beliefs that they don’t quite know what to do when “people of color” dissent. They certainly aren’t going to wrestle with the very foundations of their arguments, instead they find some way to explain away their arguments by attacking their character.