Owning Up to Racism
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 The laws that made blacks second-class citizens have been repealed.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.