Owning Up to Racism

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Last week, actress Stacey Dash tweeted her support for Republican candidate Mitt Romney. And unleashed a firestorm, including AP coverage — “Do Black People Support Obama Because He’s Black?

On Twitter, she was called “jigaboo,” “traitor,” “house nigger” and worse. . . .

The theme of the insults: A black woman would have to be stupid, subservient or both to choose a white Republican over the first black president.

It might behoove Twits (those who use Twitter?) to take a breath every now and then and not immediately type out the first thing that comes to their heads. Especially if they’re racists, like those who tapped out these vile attacks on Ms. Dash.

What should the president’s skin color or her skin color have to do with whether she chooses to support Obama or Romney or whomever?

Funny, while attacking her for being stupid and subservient, this “progressive” beat-down crowd is upset precisely because Dash is smart enough — independent enough — to think for herself, refusing to be subservient to them.

It’s scary that this sort of racism is so blatant, even after the long and difficult progress made on civil rights; scary, too, that today a black person can be “high-tech lynched” online for thinking and acting and speaking in ways not somehow assigned to his or her race.

Slavery is long over. The laws that made blacks second-class citizens have been repealed. So, why do some progressives think they own blacks?

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Oct
    19
    8:30
    AM
    Glenn Neal

    “So, why do some progressives think they own blacks?”

    Because they do. The Democrat Party and the Progressives have so indoctrinated the black voter that metaphorically they OWN the black voter just as much as Simon Legree owned Uncle Tom.

  2. Oct
    19
    9:10
    AM
    Brian Richard Allen

    … AP: “Do Blacks Support Obama Because He’s Black?”

    The fact the question’s asked is about par for the course for AP – which is about as low on the feed chain as it’s possible to get.

    As for the question?

    Did the same demographic cheer Orenthal James Simpson’s jury letting him get away with the obscene slaughter of Nichole Brown and Ronald Goldman because he had once played with a football?

    Do bears poop in the woods?

    Is the Pope Catholic?

    … and so on ….

  3. Oct
    19
    9:40
    AM
    2WarAbnVet

    I wonder if the same tweeters feel that it’s stupid for whites to vote for a black person? The hypocrisy is breathtaking.

  4. Oct
    19
    10:14
    AM
    Rob

    We, as a nation, have passed laws to abolish slavery and grant equal rights but actions such as discussed in your article proves once again, it is impossible to legislate morality, tolerance or intelligence.

    On a lighter note, Paul, Go Tigers!

  5. Oct
    19
    2:46
    PM
    Paul Jacob

    Rob — Good point, especially the lighter note, for which you are awarded 1st prize for the best comment of the day, week, month and year. Go Tigers!

  6. Oct
    19
    4:02
    PM
    Drik

    A black person who demonstrates independent thinking and publicly speaks about anything except blind subservience to the democratic party threatens the party’s power and the consequence-free jobs to which they have become accustomed. It is almost as dangerous to the democrats as actually ending poverty would be.

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