Black tea partiers to NAACP: Believe it or not, we don’t hate minorities

posted at 8:23 pm on August 4, 2010 by Allahpundit

I know, right? I’m as confused as you are! To cleanse the palate, three enjoyable minutes from today’s presser organized by the Tea Party Express — which was, of course, the outfit headed until recently by Mark Williams. This is, in other words, a case of minority tea partiers not only standing up for the wider movement but for the TPE specifically. Awfully bold of them to do so given the invective that’s bound to come their way, but then I’m sure they’ve been dealing with that for years. What’s another week?

Update: Dave Weigel covered the presser for Slate and confronts a dilemma: How derisive can he be towards conservative subjects in his new digs? On the one hand, he’s a reporter, not a commentator. On the other hand, they’re conservatives. And media whores!

Jackson spoke calmly, giving the crowd some time to applaud his jokes, sporting the same tan suit/black shirt combo he wore for the cover of his book, The Big Black Lie. Looking on were more than a dozen black conservative activists from organizations that are known, if they are known at all, as the ones booked on cable news to give the Other Perspective when race and politics take over the news cycle. It was a snapshot of the reverse-racism grievance industry, a far-flung and much-interviewed network of black conservatives who profess to believe—as Stephen Colbert professes, less seriously, to believe—that racism can be ended in America if people stop obsessing over it.


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The NAACP and Whoopi Goldberg just emailed. These guys aren’t black-black.

amerpundit on August 4, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Why should invective come their way?

d1carter on August 4, 2010 at 8:26 PM

NAACP to black tea partiers: Shut up, you racist Uncle Tom house n****rs.

MadisonConservative on August 4, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Ok, which of you white guys threatened this brother to say all these lies? If you look closely, there is the shadow of a noose hanging in the background.

Bishop on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

excellent…thanks for the cleanser Allah…

cmsinaz on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

The bravest people in American politics have to be black conservatives.

Nosli W. Nevets on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Don’t look now but everyone’s a raaaaaaaaaaaacist.

I took the kid to go buy some books today. Cashier says, “oh, this is a racisst book”. Kid says, “Um, its on my summer reading list” Cashier says, “well, it’s a raciss book”.

I looked her dead in the eye and told her that for the last 25 years nobody ever really thought about racississsisssm. Because Americans are not racists. That is, until a certain something happened with a certain somebody. She huffed at me. A literal snort and a click of the chewing gum. I paid in cash and had $1.23 left over, threw it on the counter and said, “Keep the Change”.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Waste of time the NAACP had taken its thirty pieces of silver and betrayed everyone.

LincolntheHun on August 4, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Is there a flicker of hope?

Rode Werk on August 4, 2010 at 8:33 PM

If you don’t support ‘government controlled redistribution of wealth’, then you are a racist or an Uncle Tom, period.
They will never budge on that point.

listens2glenn on August 4, 2010 at 8:34 PM

We need one of those organizational charts like the one for health care and the tribal affiliations in Afghanistan to sort out the players, ex-players, rejections, and affiliations.

Skandia Recluse on August 4, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

good for you!

cmsinaz on August 4, 2010 at 8:35 PM

I looked her dead in the eye and told her that for the last 25 years nobody ever really thought about racississsisssm. Because Americans are not racists. That is, until a certain something happened with a certain somebody. She huffed at me. A literal snort and a click of the chewing gum. I paid in cash and had $1.23 left over, threw it on the counter and said, “Keep the Change”.

LOL! That’s great.

Mutnodjmet on August 4, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

What book?

Esthier on August 4, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Not that it should matter, but what book was it?

krispy on August 4, 2010 at 8:38 PM

We need one of those organizational charts like the one for health care and the tribal affiliations in Afghanistan to sort out the players, ex-players, rejections, and affiliations.

Skandia Recluse on August 4, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Right = Bad
Left = Good

There ya go…

trigon on August 4, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

I would have told the little brat that “this is capitalism” and walked out the door.

thomasaur on August 4, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Not that it should matter, but what book was it?

krispy on August 4, 2010 at 8:38 PM

My guess: Huck Finn

IrishEi on August 4, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Tea partier protesters aren’t racist, not collectively. Of course there are bigots in movement. But, regardless of race, most are caught up in a very American response to what they perceive as an un-American President.

Of course, Glenn Beck bookmarking neo-Nazis/white-pride nationalists doesn’t help either.

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 8:40 PM

What book?

Esthier on August 4, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM
Not that it should matter, but what book was it?

krispy on August 4, 2010 at 8:38 PM

There are 2. First one is “Gifted Hands” about an African American Neurosurgeon. The second is “Falling Leaves” about an unwanted Chinese daughter.

Both deemed racisses by the cashier. Sigh.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Trigon

But that doesn’t help. Who do we list as good and bad, left and right. I need a program, can’t tell the players without a program. Where can I get a roster of the players and which teams they are playing for? They are all wearing the same uniform.

Skandia Recluse on August 4, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:41 PM

I wonder whether the owner of the store knows about the attitudes of his/her cashiers. Accusations of racism can’t be good for business.

krispy on August 4, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Of course, Glenn Beck bookmarking neo-Nazis/white-pride nationalists doesn’t help either.

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 8:40 PM

You keep dropping that turd from LGF but the link is bad. Chuckles is not credible and the fact that you are linking him is dragging you faster and faster into his muck.

thomasaur on August 4, 2010 at 8:43 PM

“Minstrel show.” – Charles Blow

Weight of Glory on August 4, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Selling blacks and other minotirties on voting Democrat should be harder than selling skinny Rosie O’Donnel dolls in Harlem.

BWAHAHAHA!!!

Theworldisnotenough on August 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Both deemed racisses by the cashier. Sigh.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:41 PM

wow

cmsinaz on August 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Oh yeah. Great source for info. The site that believes everyone not involved in their self important little circle **** is racist. The same site that had a moderator show up here, spew vile nonsense overnight, and then point to the fact that it was not removed fast enough as a sign of hot air being racist?

coyoterex on August 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM

What invective can they throw at him now? He called himself everything already and if they engage they only prove his point. Destroying cities by waving race around like a dirty nuclear bomb reference was kind of good.

bluemarlin on August 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Good for you! Were you wearing your “Don’t Tread on Me” tee shirt, too? You are quite a spunky gal.

I loved every word of those speakers on the video clip. They understand the point of the TEA party movement.

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

BMF…

Theworldisnotenough on August 4, 2010 at 8:45 PM

But that doesn’t help. Who do we list as good and bad, left and right. I need a program, can’t tell the players without a program. Where can I get a roster of the players and which teams they are playing for? They are all wearing the same uniform.

Skandia Recluse on August 4, 2010 at 8:42 PM

I think it’s more of a do-it-yourself kind of a thing. You’ll have to figure out the good guys and bad guys for yourself. Who do you want to trust to do it for you anyway. nearly everybody seems to turn out to be unreliable to some degree.

trigon on August 4, 2010 at 8:47 PM

RaceCard you really are a phuck. How do you know that Beck thing was not done by a hacker or that it might just be a fake?

Seems you just want to believe. You are scum.Just as bad as a racist(hmm which you are)

CWforFreedom on August 4, 2010 at 8:51 PM

I hope that we can all learn from True History and not the invented B.S. that’s being served up like a turd on an ice cream sundae by these filty progressives. This has got to stop. This has got to stop.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:51 PM

For those that don’t know, that was Kevin Jackson from The Black Sphere. Great website if you haven’t been.

Not sure who the lady is. Anyone?

http://theblacksphere.net/

Jim708 on August 4, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Jim708 on August 4, 2010 at 8:51 PM

thanks for the link

cmsinaz on August 4, 2010 at 8:53 PM

The bravest people in American politics have to be black conservatives.

Nosli W. Nevets on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Agreed.

disa on August 4, 2010 at 8:54 PM

For those that don’t know, that was Kevin Jackson from The Black Sphere. Great website if you haven’t been.

Not sure who the lady is. Anyone?

http://theblacksphere.net/

Jim708 on August 4, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Kevin a great speaker, I’ve been to his site many times. Not sure who the lady was but she looked like she might have been a bit nervous…. like the first time you make a public speech (Toastmasters…gah!) Both of them hit home runs and both hit it right on the nail.

We are going to have to liberate our entire Nation from the racism that the POTUS has wrought amongst us. Shame on him.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:55 PM

The NAACP and Whoopi Goldberg just emailed. These guys aren’t black-black
amerpundit on August 4, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Winner

KeepOhioRed on August 4, 2010 at 8:59 PM

There are 2. First one is “Gifted Hands” about an African American Neurosurgeon. The second is “Falling Leaves” about an unwanted Chinese daughter.

Both deemed racisses by the cashier. Sigh.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Perhaps you should let the store owner know you will make your future book purchases ONLINE instead of inside their store… Speaking of “color”: your money is “green” and it spends EVERYWHERE!!

Khun Joe on August 4, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Gotta love Dave “White Boy” Weigel mocking blacks for not towing the tired old party line on race. Next he’ll be writing about “some of his best friends…”

fivefeetoffury on August 4, 2010 at 9:02 PM

sporting the same tan suit/black shirt combo he wore for the cover of his book, The Big Black Lie.

he only owns one suit? He’s a fraud.

It was a snapshot of the reverse-racism grievance industry, a far-flung and much-interviewed network of black conservatives who profess to believe—as Stephen Colbert professes, less seriously, to believe—that racism can be ended in America if people stop obsessing over it.

So the guy is up there describing his own beliefs and he is belittled and compared to a comedian. Why I think that is RACIST.

ramrants on August 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Why can’t white Americans and black Americans come together and declare that they are Americans together? Because the SpecialInterest-Americans so prevalent in Washington don’t want them to, that’s why.

RebeccaH on August 4, 2010 at 9:06 PM

why is it that white people are allowed to hold whatever beliefs they want, but black people aren’t? Isn’t that kinda like allowing white people to eat in a restaurant, but make black people pick up their food in the back alley?

ramrants on August 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM

that. was. awe. some.

sbvft contributor on August 4, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Allahpundit..you have out done yourself.. I’m looking for an excellent QOTD! :)

Dire Straits on August 4, 2010 at 9:10 PM

The bravest people in American politics have to be black conservatives.

Nosli W. Nevets on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Speaking as a black conservative who has been open about his politics for many years, I disagree. Bravery and politics rarely occupy the same space.

It takes bravery to start a business or tutor kids in a MS-13 hood. But the idea that there is some degree of bravery required to field superficial racial-taunts is absurd.

True, I’ve been called Tom, Uncle Tom, N***** Tom, Oreo, sellout, wannabe, etc because some elite-liberal thought I was too dark to want low taxes. But your statement gives me the impression that you’re afraid of blacks, liberals, black-liberals or all of the above.

Smack ‘em down facts!

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Brass tacks?

No patriot would ever consider hyphenating their nationality. Regardless of the country.

The very act of hyphenating your nationality says you are seperating yourself from the whole. That, somehow, you are now special because you are an Afro-American or an Irish=American or an Asian-American.

Race, as an issue goes away, when the hyphen goes away.

Jim708 on August 4, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

KWR:

1) I’ve read the one book, Gifted Hands. He is a fantastic role model for all, but especially for young black males. Must be why she thought it racist! However, I doubt she ever looked at it. I’d have asked, “Have you read it?” but she might even lie. That’s how it is with those types. They simply repeat “talking points” they’ve been given rather than think for themselves.

2) You should have notified the manager and perhaps even the publisher as to how a cashier is demeaning their product to customers. How many (especially those who need to read something like Gifted Hands) might have set it aside based on her comment?

IrishEyes on August 4, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Weigel is really being unconscionably disrespectful and ignorant.

Then, again, that’s not news for Dave Weigel.

Robert_Paulson on August 4, 2010 at 9:15 PM

why is it that white people are allowed to hold whatever beliefs they want, but black people aren’t? Isn’t that kinda like allowing white people to eat in a restaurant, but make black people pick up their food in the back alley?

ramrants on August 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM

You make me LMAO. Barack? Is that you, sweet pea? All alones on your birthday and with your reputation (not your polls) your reputation, your good name and your standing being flushed into a well of racist sewage? Poor baby. Have some cake.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 9:16 PM

But your statement gives me the impression that you’re afraid of blacks, liberals, black-liberals or all of the above.

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 9:13 PM

I would hope that you’re joking.

I’m sad that you probably aren’t.

MadisonConservative on August 4, 2010 at 9:16 PM

SpecialInterest-Americans

RebeccaH on August 4, 2010 at 9:06 PM

I like that

faraway on August 4, 2010 at 9:17 PM

why is it that white people are allowed to hold whatever beliefs they want, but black people aren’t?

ramrants on August 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Shirley Sherrod. Trent Lott. Which was offered their job back?

MadisonConservative on August 4, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Speaking as a Racist-American….

/

faraway on August 4, 2010 at 9:18 PM

It was a snapshot of the reverse-racism grievance industry, a far-flung and much-interviewed network of black conservatives who profess to believe—as Stephen Colbert professes, less seriously, to believe—that racism can be ended in America if people stop obsessing over it.

There is no “REVERSE-RACISM”, there is only “RACISM”! It is not a color, it is a screwed up belief system followed by actions and can be an ugly fault in anyone of any race.

bluemarlin on August 4, 2010 at 9:18 PM

IrishEyes on August 4, 2010 at 9:14 PM

If I had read the book, I could have refudiated her, but because I had not and because it is on the kid’s summer reading list from his public school, we just bought it and the other book and walked out. I think a dime fell off the counter onto the ground when I told her to Keep the Change.

It’s possible that perhaps a supervisor was standing nearby; it was not a heated exchange. All we did was enjoy lunch at the mall, buy a few posters and purchase some books. But… it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or what you stand for. 30 years of healing has been undone in 18 months by Barack Hussein Obama mmm mmm mmm.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 9:20 PM

But your statement gives me the impression that you’re afraid of blacks, liberals, black-liberals or all of the above.

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Race Card!!!! So lovely to see you this evening! I have an 11 x 14 race card that was painted by a disabled Veteran that I purchased at a Tea Party. Nice to see that not only can you slap yourself around like a fish on a peice of hot concrete, but you type as well!

Race Card? People don’t fear you. They loathe you. Get it? Got it? Good.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Happy August 4 Birthday, Barack Hussein Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37eQ_AL8qjY

(And I loved this tune once upon a time)

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2010 at 9:30 PM

hey OT:

Boss Emeritus is on Hannity right now and looking prophetic with her Culture of Corruption book once again. Too bad yours truly bought it and ain’t be read’n yet.

ted c on August 4, 2010 at 9:37 PM

I went to a Tea Party Express rally when it came to my town last fall.

Half of the speakers/performers at the rally were black. Ken Gladney was one, also Lloyd Marcus, and a married couple who had each authored some books. They were all great and the crowd loved them. It’s sickening to see people like that so lightly dismissed by poseurs like Weigel.

juliesa on August 4, 2010 at 9:43 PM

This dude in the video should become the official spokesman of one of the Tea Party movement (TPE or whatever).

He sounds like he’s good enough of a speaker to embarrass any white liberal moron who tries to say the Tea party is racist.

If Olbermann got this dude on his show I’d probably wet my pants from excitement.

AlexB on August 4, 2010 at 9:59 PM

We have several minorities in our group; some are willing to be speakers (especially several Latinos on stronger border security), but others do not. Are the as Tea Partiers ethnically diverse as the general population; certainly not. But there are many reasons that really should change, as I describe here.

michaelo on August 4, 2010 at 10:12 PM

When racism ends the Democrats lose their power, so they’re doing everything to make sure it doesn’t end. The democrats are the party of slavery, segregation, and abortion. They were and are a moral ship without a moral rudder or a moral compass and racism is one of their party planks.

Mojave Mark on August 4, 2010 at 11:03 PM

1) I’ve read the one book, Gifted Hands. He is a fantastic role model for all, but especially for young black males. Must be why she thought it racist! However, I doubt she ever looked at it. I’d have asked, “Have you read it?” but she might even lie. That’s how it is with those types. They simply repeat “talking points” they’ve been given rather than think for themselves.

Yes. This is a good book for families. He had a mother who wouldn’t let him get away with less than hs best, and she cleaned to make sure he went to college. He and other siblings, I believe. I recommend it.

congma on August 4, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Of course there are bigots in movement.

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Ever lived in Hawai’i?

Del Dolemonte on August 4, 2010 at 11:27 PM

I say pass this onto every liberal blog you can. They might not like it, but they’ll likely open it. Who knows maybe you’ll wake up one person. Go for it.

pjean on August 4, 2010 at 11:43 PM

It was a snapshot of the reverse-racism grievance industry, a far-flung and much-interviewed network of black conservatives who profess to believe—as Stephen Colbert professes, less seriously, to believe—that racism can be ended in America if people stop obsessing over it.

Can we at least try it?

misterpeasea on August 4, 2010 at 11:45 PM

I love it: “It’s time that reign of terror ended!” November, baby, November!

Christian Conservative on August 4, 2010 at 11:59 PM

, if they are known at all, as the ones booked on cable news to give the Other Perspective when race and politics take over the news cycle.

Weigel, without apparent irony, snarks on the idea of the opinion of a minority being heard.

MayBee on August 5, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Captain Ed interviewed Kevin Jackson at the Rightonline Conference. He is a class act. Here is a link.

PS.. This is a good interview.

Dire Straits on August 5, 2010 at 2:12 AM

Of course there are bigots in movement.

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Ever lived in Hawai’i?

Del Dolemonte on August 4, 2010 at 11:27 PM

i’ll bite… please elaborate!

i am living in hawaii now, a relative newcomer…

homesickamerican on August 5, 2010 at 2:47 AM

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 8:40 PM

So here comes the Progressive Lizard Trolls from Leftist Charles Johnson to weigh it. You’re boring.

davecatbone on August 5, 2010 at 5:27 AM

I took the kid to go buy some books today. Cashier says, “oh, this is a racisst book”. Kid says, “Um, its on my summer reading list” Cashier says, “well, it’s a raciss book”.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

I would have looked her right in the eye and told her, “Well, in that case I’m going to call the NAACP and the SPLC and let them know that your store is distributing racist literature. Maybe they can get some people out here to picket you.”

Take no crap from bullies, especially ignorant bullies, especially ignorant bullies who target children.

I’d probably let her boss know I was permanently taking my business elsewhere via letter afterward.

Merovign on August 5, 2010 at 5:45 AM

The bravest people in American politics have to be black conservatives.

Nosli W. Nevets on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Absolutely spot on. Many I knew in college told me about how often in high school they were accused of “acting white” for making the grades, doing the right thing, not trying to game the system being determined to not play a worn out card. All the while seeing PBS, NPR and other Old Media hacks going after Clarence Thomas. Yet they and their families succeeded far beyond the subculture which once taunted them while those who once taunted them are likely wearing orange jumpsuits if not grave stones.

viking01 on August 5, 2010 at 6:13 AM

Also, KeyWestReader’s experience reminds me of why Barnes & Noble is on the auction block. Often that chain’s book reviews were pretty shameless in besmirching any non-Leftist writers. Positive reader comments usually disappeared mysteriously. Many of their stores I visited throughout the country made it a point to hide the best seller Rush Limbaugh books, the best seller Ann Coulter books, the best seller Sarah Palin book, the best seller Mark Levin books, the best seller Glenn Beck books… whatever best seller book offended their managements’ Leftist feelings so myself and many other acquaintances took their business online for no hassle and a better price.

I’m also reminded of that time during the late 1980s or early 1990s when several of the usual race hucksters (the Justice Brothers etc.) and self-proclaimed educators (NEA and school board hacks) were smearing Huckleberry Finn as a “racist book.” Anyone who has read that book objectively knows it was revolutionary for its time, a portrayal of two boys young enough and innocent enough to not be blinded by the prejudices of their adult contemporaries towards each other.

viking01 on August 5, 2010 at 6:41 AM

There are 2. First one is “Gifted Hands” about an African American Neurosurgeon. The second is “Falling Leaves” about an unwanted Chinese daughter.

Both deemed racisses by the cashier. Sigh.

Seriously?

I finally realize now exactly what the left means by the term “racism.” Something is racist not when it dishonestly portrays a racial or ethnic group as inferior in some way, but when it fails to comply with leftist religious ideology.

The left is a case study in irony. They have a long history of using words to describe the antithesis of what those words actually mean. They have been so successful at this in some cases that the real meanings of these words have been lost or obscured. Their theft of the term “liberal” is the most obvious example of this.

But they have outdone themselves with the term racist. Not merely an antonym of its true definition, it has been twisted into a generic term of disapproval that is completely disconnected from reality itself.

Anything and anyone can be “racist” under any and all circumstances because the word itself doesn’t mean anything at all. Devoid of meaning, but brimming with emotion, it is a pavlovian trigger-word that they haul out anytime they want to attack something without having to address its actual merits. Their brainwashees hear the word and immediately hate whatever it is applied to without ever actually thinking about it.

In truth of course, a book about a black neurosurgeon is anti-racist if it is anything at all. A book that portrays a black person as intelligent, competent, and successful works to undermine actual racist stereotypes that cast a black person in the opposite light. Better still, it says to young black people that they too can achieve whatever they put their mind to. This explains why a leftist would have a problem with such a book. A black person who has taken their rightful place at the table of personal and professional achievement is a person whose soul they no longer own. The existence of such a person makes it more likely that other black people will wake up also.

leereyno on August 5, 2010 at 6:59 AM

Also, KeyWestReader’s experience reminds me of why Barnes & Noble is on the auction block. Often that chain’s book reviews were pretty shameless in besmirching any non-Leftist writers. Positive reader comments usually disappeared mysteriously. Many of their stores I visited throughout the country made it a point to hide the best seller Rush Limbaugh books, the best seller Ann Coulter books, the best seller Sarah Palin book, the best seller Mark Levin books, the best seller Glenn Beck books… whatever best seller book offended their managements’ Leftist feelings. So, myself and many other acquaintances took their book buying business online for no hassle and better prices.

viking01 on August 5, 2010 at 8:05 AM

I’m also reminded of that time during the late 1980s or early 1990s when several of the usual race baiters (Justice Brothers etc.) and self-proclaimed educators (NEA, oddities on PBS and various school board hacks) were smearing Huckleberry Finn as a racist book. Anyone having read that book objectively knows it was groundbreaking for its time, a portrayal of two boys young enough and innocent enough to not be blinded by the hardened prejudices of their adult contemporaries towards each other.

viking01 on August 5, 2010 at 8:10 AM

Stephen Colbert professes, less seriously, to believe—that racism can be ended in America if people stop obsessing over it.

Well I don’t know about ended but it would go a long way towards getting people of different races to start judging by character and not color.

jeanie on August 5, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Words change their meaning over time. For today’s 10 year olds, “racist” means anyone acting like a jerk to someone else, and “perverted” means sex (any sex). I don’t know the root of the drift of racist, but I think the root of referring to anything sex related as “perverted” is due to the Naruto series referring to the “pervy sage” — who was just an older ninja who liked naked girls a lot. And today’s 10 year old is tomorrows 20 year old, and they take those word meaning shifts with them.

SunSword on August 5, 2010 at 8:31 AM

The bravest people in American politics have to be black conservatives.

Nosli W. Nevets on August 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Speaking as a black conservative who has been open about his politics for many years, I disagree. Bravery and politics rarely occupy the same space.

It takes bravery to start a business or tutor kids in a MS-13 hood. But the idea that there is some degree of bravery required to field superficial racial-taunts is absurd.

True, I’ve been called Tom, Uncle Tom, N***** Tom, Oreo, sellout, wannabe, etc because some elite-liberal thought I was too dark to want low taxes. But your statement gives me the impression that you’re afraid of blacks, liberals, black-liberals or all of the above.

Smack ‘em down facts!

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Really?

So, you’re a public figure that has made the decision to take on the Leftist machine? What’s your real name? Who are you?

Saltysam on August 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM

It doesn’t matter if they are Democrat or Republican… Liberals are politicians. The ONLY thing they care about is re-election. They will yell racist, fire, out of my way mom, or whatever is necessary to get re-elected. They will pay off, buy off, cheat, steal, murder, cover-up, lie, step over their own children or parents to reach their ends.

In the old days con men would come into town and have to leave within a day or two because the people would learn that they were sold sugar water. Now, we elect them to leadership of the nation. What a crazy world we live in.

jeffn21 on August 5, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Really?

So, you’re a public figure that has made the decision to take on the Leftist machine? What’s your real name? Who are you?

Saltysam on August 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Let’s remind him that “information is not the enemy…”

http://hotair.com/headlines/?p=93830&cpage=1#comment-1055352

ebrown2 on August 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Everyone must read Black Rednecks/White Liberals by Thomas Sowell. It makes statements about race based upon sociological study and eliminates the emotion that fill the rhetoric of the Jesse Jacksons of the world. It presents a case that the current segment of black culture that is glorified–by black and white alike–is what still enslaves those people today. He rightly asserts that an educated, accomplished, and cultured black populations exists in America but only receive disdain, presumably, because they do not hold to the generally accepted political, economic, and cultural lies of the glorified culture.

In other words, look to Bill Cosby as a self-actualized black man, not Puff Daddy. Sowell is black, by the by. The Tea Party has it right–they are out to slap blacks and whites alike across the face with the reality of the plights those people have created for themselves and to provide an avenue in which they can escape the slavery that the nanny state currently holds them within.

GoodSamaritan on August 5, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Of course, Glenn Beck bookmarking neo-Nazis/white-pride nationalists doesn’t help either.

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Beck does a lot of research, and reads a lot of books. He’s pretty clear about what books he endorses, and what books are filled with disturbing evil racism.

hawksruleva on August 5, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Also, KeyWestReader’s experience reminds me of why Barnes & Noble is on the auction block. Often that chain’s book reviews were pretty shameless in besmirching any non-Leftist writers. Positive reader comments usually disappeared mysteriously. Many of their stores I visited throughout the country made it a point to hide the best seller Rush Limbaugh books, the best seller Ann Coulter books, the best seller Sarah Palin book, the best seller Mark Levin books, the best seller Glenn Beck books… whatever best seller book offended their managements’ Leftist feelings. So, myself and many other acquaintances took their book buying business online for no hassle and better prices.

viking01 on August 5, 2010 at 8:05 AM

I really enjoy going to BN for that very reason. If a book isn’t prominently displayed, I’ll go to the counter and ask for it, pointing out, it’s #1 on the NY Times best seller list this week, are you sold out of it already? Once they look it up and find it, I’ll proclaim how glad I am that they still had a few copies remaining.

hawksruleva on August 5, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the NAACP use the race card to oppress and profit from black and minority communities.

jaboba on August 5, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Oh, he is so common and detestable, he wore the same outfit twice. How dreadful.

phelps on August 5, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Makes my heart sing!

esnap on August 5, 2010 at 3:23 PM