Video: Kira Davis’ open letter to MSNBC’s Toure

posted at 12:41 pm on August 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

After Toure’s assertion that Joe Biden’s “chains” comment was not racial but Mitt Romney’s criticism of it and the tone of the Obama/Biden team somehow was, I was by turns annoyed at the hypocrisy, outraged at the crudity in which it was expressed, and saddened by the unrelenting desire of a portion of the commentariat on the Left to smear anyone who opposes Barack Obama and his policies as racists and haters.  I’m glad that Allahpundit wrote the excellent post, rather than me; I needed more time to approach the issue rationally, and frankly to pray about it and for our nation.

Later yesterday evening, I saw this video from young African-American conservative Kira Davis posted by Duane Lester, and earlier this morning by Jim Treacher.  Kira harshly rebukes Toure for smearing Romney, but her entire missive has food for thought for everyone:

 I read your comments about Mitt Romney today and they made me sick to my stomach, and very angry. You accuse Romney of “niggerizing” Obama. There is so much wrong with that statement, I hardly know where to begin. You see, that word…nigger….it means something. It means something very real to people like me who actually have intimate, firsthand knowledge of how it can be applied. I resent that you would use that so easily (though you claim it wasn’t ‘easy’, I don’t believe you). You used that term to get some press. Great. Mission accomplished. But in the process you have watered down a term of hate with deep historical significance by applying it where it most certainly does not fit.

But that doesn’t mean that racism doesn’t exist, either. Kira has experienced it, which is why she’s angry that commentators like Toure minimize its “horror” by conflating disagreement with actual hate:

Toure, I’ve seen hate up close. I know what it looks like. I’ve felt it’s hands on my skin, seen the look in its eyes, felt the burn of its words. It is deliberate and it is real. Racism is not disliing our black President because of his socialist leanings. Racism is the scar I carried near my lip for decades after one particularly harsh punch in the mouth from a kid screaming “NIGGER!” at me while swinging away. Racism is that guy in the diner, the hoses and dogs turned on folks from my grandparent’s generation just looking to drink at a decent water fountain. When you accuse a person of racism, THAT is the legacy of hate you are laying at their feet. It’s every bit as heinous as accusing someone of being a child molester arbitrarily. When you accuse Mitt Romney and other conservatives like me of being racist based on no other proof besides the fact that we vehemently disagree with this President and his policies, you dilute the history and experiences of people like me. You cheapen that word – nigger. You rob it of it’s true horror – a horror we should never forget or take for granted.Not only that, Toure; but you cheapen yourself. You make it clear to blacks like me that you, indeed have no clue in hell what real racism is or where it can be found.

Accusing Mitt Romney of the “niggerization” of Obama is ugly, base, cheap and just plain wrong. You owe him and people like an apology. You seem like an intelligent guy. If you disagree with Mitt Romney and me, do so on the merits of the issues at hand. Don’t prostitute yourself on a network that it more way more white (percentage-wise) than the Republican party. It’s a song and dance eerily similar the minstrel shows of the past. You and I know full well the execs at MSNBC laugh and applaud and sign your paycheck every time you put on your tap shoes. Don’t like that reference? Hey, as you said so yourself, Im just using the same old race-baiting playbook you and the Democrats have been using for decades.

You should be embarrassed.

I mention this because too often we forget that real racism still exists.  There are actual virulent racists who make life hell for people like Kira, not because they disagree with her political point of view, but because they actually hate her for the color of her skin.  Unfortunately, few people who sin in this fashion can be transformed through blaming politicians for arguing over legitimate policy differences.  We can — and we have been, imperfectly at times — remove racism from government policy and enforcement, but passing laws will not change the hearts of those who hate.  It just keeps them from using the power of government as a vehicle for putting their hate into action.

Keep that in mind when applauding Kira for her pushback against Toure.  There are more lessons to learn from Kira than just that MSNBC hired a hack.

Speaking of which, Dana Milbank takes Human Rights Campaign and the Southern Poverty Law Center to task for doing exactly what Toure did — equating political disagreement with hatred, and cheapening the latter to score a few bogus points for their own political point of view:

I disagree with the Family Research Council’s views on gays and lesbians. But it’s absurd to put the group, as the law center does, in the same category as Aryan Nations, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Stormfront and the Westboro Baptist Church. The center says the FRC “often makes false claims about the LGBT community based on discredited research and junk science.” Exhibit A in its dossier is a quote by an FRC official from 1999 (!) saying that “gaining access to children has been a long-term goal of the homosexual movement.”

Offensive, certainly. But in the same category as the KKK?

Since the shooting, conservatives have complained that the media have played down the story. This probably has less to do with bias than with the fact that nobody was killed. Still, there is something to the complaint.

Milbank uses the “pox upon both their houses” to a large extent in this column, but he’s right on the core of his argument.  Organizations like SPLC and HRC have gone from the legitimate warning of actual hate groups that represent potential for danger and violence to claiming everyone who disagrees with their point of view belong in the same category as the Aryan Nation.  It goes beyond “absurd,” and does real damage to efforts to those who want to end actual hatred.


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I notice libfreeordie hasn’t shown up yet.

Probably because they couldn’t comment without accusing Kira of being a self-hating black woman.

MadisonConservative on August 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM

I mention this because too often we forget that real racism still exists.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/15/13299564-cops-teens-beat-man-because-they-were-just-bored

pseudonominus on August 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I’m also ga-ga over the girl in the triple-facepalm screencap (the one with the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot look on her face). It’s her eyes. They melt me.

CurtZHP on August 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

We (her fans here at HG) need to give her a name.

RushBaby on August 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

meci on August 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I second that notion!

GWB on August 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

We (her fans here at HG) need to give her a name.

RushBaby on August 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

The ONYD Dame? (Oh No You Didn’!)

GWB on August 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Wow, Ms. Davis has a head on her shoulders. When can I vote for her? God bless you mam, and I am so sorry for the racism you endured, that sucks. I wish it had not happened. Carry on mam, carry on.

Trey

TMink on August 17, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Let’s also not pretend that this applies for “people like Kira”, it applies to people like, well… everyone.

Please refer back to vids from a couple of days ago from the NBP party for quite recent evidence of virulent, real, angry, and dangerous racism on display. It’s not solely the realm of white people directing it at black people.

Midas on August 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM

As someone with a niece who is half white and half Cambodian, but because of her ’round eye’ (as her other grandmother likes to call her) and her darker skin, is often mistaken for being Mexican? Yeah, it does.

I can even remember tense discussions back during high school among light-skinned black girls and dark-skinned black girls. You want to talk about racism? Wander into one of those discussions. Very eye-opening how some of them see each other based on how dark they are (or aren’t), despite being of the same race.

tdpwells on August 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

It just keeps them from using the power of government as a vehicle for putting their hate into action.

Rahm, are you listening?

faraway on August 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I’m also ga-ga over the girl in the triple-facepalm screencap (the one with the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot look on her face). It’s her eyes. They melt me.

CurtZHP on August 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

We (her fans here at HG) need to give her a name.

RushBaby on August 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Ms. Googly-eyes?

LtGenRob on August 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM

We (her fans here at HG) need to give her a name.

RushBaby on August 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Whoa Nelly?

steebo77 on August 17, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Thank you Kira. Although I am white I have chosen to raise my half Asian children in environments where they experience all Races, Creeds and Colors. I do so even though many of my neighbors will call me a racist simply because I am a republican.

It amazes me how often Democrats get a pass on their overt racism. This even though it was Democrats and not republicans who drove the KKKs power in the south for generations. This includes Al Gores Father. We are truly living in post 1984 where these “leaders” change the meaning of words to punish all who oppose them.

huskerthom on August 17, 2012 at 2:11 PM

littleisfreesotiedye,

“Well she sure did not come from a poor black area where they face the real race problems, she looks almost middle class white to me.”

“She has been “Bain” washed.”

Yours ever lost from the real,

libfooltoyou

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM

steebo77 on August 17, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I love it!

GWB on August 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Just in case, because I didn’t see it mentioned explicitly in the article above, I watched the video yesterday and she says that all that racial hatred she experienced until she was in CANADA!!

Thought it worth mentioning.

lorettawm on August 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM

The depressingly sad thing is that Touré himself probably bears a few childhood scars from the viciousness of real racists, just like Kira Davis, as opposed to the imaginary racism he’s inventing for the benefit of the Obama campaign.

Imagine, sacrificing your own hard-earned knowledge and experience, the truth of real racial hatred in your own life, or what you’ve seen firsthand experienced by other family and friends, for this easily brushed-aside fictional nullity that he substitutes on tv for the real thing. Is there nothing the Left does not demand of its acolytes? When a cracker liberal pol talks down to you in crude Southern black dialect, you shout ‘amen’ and those who don’t are the Uncle Toms and Aunt Jemimas?

Kudos to Kira. The decent people have got your back.

de rigueur on August 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM

plewis on August 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

blacks that don’t tow the liberal line scare the hell out of you.

CW on August 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Excellent write up, Ed, and well said Kira!

dogsoldier on August 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM

This old timer, who grew up in the great depression alongside black neighbors and friends, has never seen the level of racism as at present until the Black Community became the number one voting weapon of the left. You on the left have made a policy of systematically agitating race and victimization that you–not they–might gain power for yourselves. Certainly not for the poor and impoverished. If you ever really eradicated poverty and brought peace and love to the issue–you’d be out of politics because you have no other method but to divide this nation in a million destructive ways.

The evil you leftist folks spread upon America in your quest to control and fundamentally take it down, is the stuff of Hades. You are incapable of shame for your consciences have atrophied long ago, and now you are left with little more purpose than attempting to destroy the good that’s left in our corrupted culture.

Yes, that’s the Godless left-the slave masters of the souls of millions of poor people who have had the misfortune of hitching their hopes to Obama and the liberal machine that uses them as if they were common chattel.

Don L on August 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Wow. I was angry at Toure for his cheap comment, but there is nothing I could ever come close to saying that would be as powerful as what this lady said. After that, Toure, if he has a shred of decency in him, can do very little but hang his head in shame.

morganfrost on August 17, 2012 at 2:30 PM

KIRA

Metro on August 17, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I think I’m in love.

CurtZHP on August 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Me too. What a courageous and bright lady. God Bless you Kira. We are very lucky to have you on our side.

American Dream 246 on August 17, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I mention this because too often we forget that real racism still exists.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/15/13299564-cops-teens-beat-man-because-they-were-just-bored

pseudonominus on August 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

This was a Cincinnati story. The races weren’t mentioned. One could gather the kids were black, but until you showed me the photo of the victim I didn’t know his race. According to the local story he had “severe internal injuries”. If the races were reversed, we still wouldn’t know if it was a racial crime, but you can be sure it would be all over the national news. As it is, it’s a non-story. Last year about 1/2 mile from my home a younger black guy had a confrontation on the street with a very drunk unarmed older white guy and knifed him in the neck, killing him. That was also a non-story. He was acquitted on the theory he was provoked. Again, a non-story.

Paul-Cincy on August 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Libfree???? Avoiding this thread like the bulbonic plague :)..thiu he’s polluted already the ryan thread..

jimver on August 17, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Though..

jimver on August 17, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Imagine, sacrificing your own hard-earned knowledge and experience, the truth of real racial hatred in your own life, or what you’ve seen firsthand experienced by other family and friends, for this easily brushed-aside fictional nullity that he substitutes on tv for the real thing.

de rigueur on August 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM

This gets me too. You trade in your visceral, hard-won experience of truth for a leftist politically correct lie. But I’m just repeating what you wrote. But it’s beyond my understanding.

Paul-Cincy on August 17, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Libfree???? Avoiding this thread like the bulbonic plague :)..thiu he’s polluted already the ryan thread..

jimver on August 17, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Yeah, I was sure wrong about that. I assumed he’d be in here like a flash, with all the standard boilerplate, but, apparently he’s been scared off by a girl with a real life story to tell.

a capella on August 17, 2012 at 2:48 PM

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 17, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Way to go! I admire both your wisdom and your courage.

Ooh, and I love infiltration stories! :-)

Mary in LA on August 17, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Is it too late to ask Kira Davis to speak at the GOP convention?

Mary in LA on August 17, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Well, great words. Powerful and iconic even. But unfortunately, wasted on a buffoon and the sick twisted network that employs him.

Opposite Day on August 17, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Don L on August 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Well said.

de rigueur on August 17, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Toure and those like him are not followers of MLK. They are the wannabe followers of Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis, and H Rap Brown. I wonder if Toure would come out and say something like “how many White folks did you kill today?” Maybe, but basically Toure is all talk. He would never have the guts to do what the early Black Panthers and SNCC did. He’s just a little weasel pretending to be tough and all ‘in the hood.’

Deanna on August 17, 2012 at 3:04 PM

correction to earlier post:
I left out an important word: sixteen
That is, until she was 16 she experienced basically daily racial hatred and it was all in Canada! So those daily beatdowns weren’t taking place in the US, but in our supposedly virtuous neighbor to the north.
I thought it was worth pointing out.

lorettawm on August 17, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Don L on August 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

+ many millions!

Schadenfreude on August 17, 2012 at 3:06 PM

weren’t taking place in the US, but in our supposedly virtuous neighbor to the north.
I thought it was worth pointing out.

lorettawm on August 17, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Where is Rywall when we need him?

Schadenfreude on August 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM

And that my friends is the difference between a liberal “person of color” and a conservative “person of color”…

She was awesome, absolutely awesome and smack down the minstrel dancer.

right2bright on August 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM

She is not an authentic black…will be the meme…

right2bright on August 17, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I can even remember tense discussions back during high school among light-skinned black girls and dark-skinned black girls. You want to talk about racism? Wander into one of those discussions. Very eye-opening how some of them see each other based on how dark they are (or aren’t), despite being of the same race.

tdpwells on August 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

IN the late 70s or early 80s there was a skit on SNL (before they were chicken s**t) with cast member, Garrett Morris and host Julian Bond. The set up was an interview/talk show with Bond as the host. He (very light skinned) was talking to Morris (very dark skinned) about different issues of blacks in America.

After a minute or two Bond throws out, as if it were established fact, “well it’s known that light skinned blacks are more intelligent than dark skinned blacks, so therefore …..” The look on Morris’ face when he heard it was classic. He then responded with the appropriate outrage.

To think that the same skit would ever be done again, let alone for any kind of serious discussion of black/white relations in this country, by today’s press corps is laughable. I was hopeful that when the Jackson/Sharpton crowd began dying off that perhaps race would mean less than it does. This guy, Tourd’ (remove the O) is proving that a new generation of race-baiting hucksters is going to replace the old guard.

TugboatPhil on August 17, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Wow. My admiration for you and your message is boundless, Kira. God bless you and keep on speaking out.

The GOP really needs to give her a speaker’s spot at the convention.

Imagine, sacrificing your own hard-earned knowledge and experience, the truth of real racial hatred in your own life, or what you’ve seen firsthand experienced by other family and friends, for this easily brushed-aside fictional nullity that he substitutes on tv for the real thing.

de rigueur on August 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM

This has always baffled me, too. I’m too much a fan of reality. I simply can’t understand how any Leftist can wake up, experience life in all its manifestations — the ugly and the good — and convince themselves or give an ounce of credence to others who say that a situation really didn’t happen the way they actually experienced it. You would think that the level of denial would at some point crash right into the reality of a situation. It must take tremendous mental energy to continue to lie to oneself like that, the self-hate is that deep.

PatriotGal2257 on August 17, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Wow! Kira Davis, what a strong, beautiful person is she.

petefrt on August 17, 2012 at 3:21 PM

As it is, it’s a non-story. Last year about 1/2 mile from my home a younger black guy had a confrontation on the street with a very drunk unarmed older white guy and knifed him in the neck, killing him. That was also a non-story. He was acquitted on the theory he was provoked. Again, a non-story.

Paul-Cincy on August 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

A “non-story”?? Only when you look at it in isolation. Read 100,000 stories like that, then suddenly it becomes something else.

pseudonominus on August 17, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Wow! I love this young woman and hate the fact that she had to go through her young life with the abuse she took.
Good for you gal! I hope Romney sees this and has her in some of his ads. She is “smart, articulate, clean (oh, sorry it’s hard to imitate biden). She is a class act!
Thanks for being the example that toure and obama should be!

Bambi on August 17, 2012 at 3:27 PM

An amazing and articulate young woman. It makes me feel better about the future of the country..just knowing there are young people like her out there.

Terrye on August 17, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Thank You Kira, for your intelligent and thoughtful video.

Wallythedog on August 17, 2012 at 4:01 PM

pseudonominus on August 17, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I think he meant the MSM treats it as a non-story.

huskerthom on August 17, 2012 at 2:11 PM
Bambi on August 17, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Nice sentiments, but it’s not necessary to yell in here.

GWB on August 17, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Thank you, Kira. This, however, is not the first time young Toure’ has been ig’nant.

kingsjester on August 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Brave woman. Beautiful too. If I were an NBC executive I will hire her to work at MSnbc. She has brains unlike everybody else at that network, including Andrea Mitchell with a zero IQ

latina on August 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Toure provides a real example of racism and bigotry, his own, towards both his ‘own’ people and against caucasians. How else to explain his seeing ‘racism!!!1!’ where there wasn’t any? He saw / heard ‘thug’ and HE thought of blacks, leapt to the conclusion-assertion that ROmney’s a racist. That’s besides the defacto assertion that any criticism of Obama is ‘racist!’.

Listen up all you liberal / black grievance mongers – we don’t like Obama because he’s RED, not because he’s (half-) black. RED f’n Marxist.

rayra on August 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM

libfreeordie,

I’ll lend you a hand on the subject changeing.

Another of you guys deals is the moon bat commie Democrat “Global Warming and CO2 fear”

Here are some questions asked regarding facts to your best guy, James Hansen:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/08/16/blog-memo-to-james-hansen-regarding-giss-southern-hemisphere-land-surface-temperature-data/

Single dog dare you to read and understand it.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Racism is also the likes of Rev. Wright and his racist TUCC political group.

Karmi on August 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

This ought to boost her likes on Facebook.

flstc on August 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Is it too late to ask Kira Davis to speak at the GOP convention?

Mary in LA on August 17, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Is it too late to ask Kira Davis to speak at the NBP convention?
God Bless you Kira.

skeeterbite on August 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Pic of the Day: Judgment

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/pic-of-day-judgment.html

M2RB: Alice Cooper

Resist We Much on August 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Brave woman. Beautiful too. If I were an NBC executive I will hire her to work at MSnbc. She has brains unlike everybody else at that network, including Andrea Mitchell with a zero IQ

latina on August 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM

IF…MSNBC had any brains, the’d kick Toure to the curb and replace him wit Kira. She’d make Tingle’s head explode.

skeeterbite on August 17, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Thank you Kira
The rest of you have to go here and watch this other creative video from Kira. Run for Office I love the way you think because you think like me.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwGGHSKfd1Wo6yADuaoaYVw

Delsa on August 17, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Beautiful, smart, and obviously deeply affected by the horrible treatment she has received from some moronic, evil souls. But Toure doesn’t give a rip about the truth, or other peoples’ feelings, he just likes running his mouth on television. Lovely Kira should debate him. That would be thoroughly enjoyable.

sgtstogie on August 17, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Thanks Delsa for posting this amazing woman’s video. The one you posted should become a political ad for Team Romney. And also, thank you Kira for having the courage to provide that apology.

skeeterbite on August 17, 2012 at 5:20 PM

In the meanwhile Bill Maher

About Obama, he told POLITICO: “In many ways — especially for progressives — [Obama] is too white for them. He plays golf, he’s too cozy with bankers. But when it comes to knowing how to fight, he’s black” — referring to the tough campaign Obama is running against the Republicans.

Schadenfreude on August 17, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Kira rocks.

But we knew that.

ConservativeLA on August 17, 2012 at 5:24 PM

This is the SECOND fantastic “open letter” from Davis. The first was a scathing commentary on the corrupt, self-serving, largely anti-American, bite-the-hand-that-feeds-him, piece of excrement ruling Afghanistan, Karzai. I’d highly recommend you view that one also (on the net.)

TeaPartyNation on August 17, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Ryan/Davis 2020!

el gordo on August 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Pic of the Day: Judgment

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/pic-of-day-judgment.html

M2RB: Alice Cooper

Resist We Much on August 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM

LOL! Perfect picture, shows the inner moron!

Night Owl on August 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

That was powerful, Kira.

Socmodfiscon on August 17, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The depressingly sad thing is that Touré himself probably bears a few childhood scars from the viciousness of real racists, just like Kira Davis, as opposed to the imaginary racism he’s inventing for the benefit of the Obama campaign.

No. He was the kid who got his ass whipped on the playground for being a smartass with a chip on his shoulder.

BacaDog on August 17, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Having grown up around Black Kids and known portions of the Black population nearly all of my adult life, I can say without a hint of remorse that I am sick of all this pompous pretentious ‘it happened to me’ BS.

Black kids are raised to consider the word unspeakable. It is a right of passage for young men to assert their right to cuss (around the proper people) and then learn restraint.

Considering what the Soviets went through, what the Jews went through in the last century, and what women in the middle east go through right now… pompous is the only word I can think of.
Oh, and by the way, Kira Davis is a phony, pretend opportunist. Does she really think she hurt more than any other kid who got hit or had people glare at them?

Observation on August 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Exhibit A in its dossier is a quote by an FRC official from 1999 (!) saying that “gaining access to children has been a long-term goal of the homosexual movement.”

Offensive, certainly. But in the same category as the KKK?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Hay

Not offensive. True. The gay community is divided with respect to their alignment to NAMBLA, but the fact that influential gays see (or saw) NAMBLA as their brethren, rather than running to get as far away as possible, is telling.

unclesmrgol on August 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Well….she’s right! Fool is making a living dancing for the crowd trying to mix in with Dem black folks. They give him a coin, he chirps real pretty, says just what they want to hear. Man without a soul.

spivey on August 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM

On the subject of rage: I’ll say it again. What motivates the conservative defense movement (the Tea Prty, et. al.) is not rage but outrage. Rage is against persons, groups, classes. Outrage is against ideas, actions, policies. Rage is aggressive. Outrage is a defensive reaction. It wants to protect and restore, not to hurt and destroy.

The Left is good at rage. It sustains them as the aggressors in the culture wars. The Right is discovering how to use outrage, and how to motivate themselves with it to rally themselves to the defense of the culture that birthed and nurtured them.

njcommuter on August 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Bravo!!!!

Don L on August 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

And you, too!

pannw on August 17, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Hey, look who apologized. What a shocker. NBC and Comcast must have had a conference call with Toure.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/17/toure-n-word-apologizes-mitt-romney_n_1798663.html

Philly on August 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Great work Kira!! Welcome to the American Party! Hope to see more of you! In the meantime, I am writing MSNBC asking them to put Toure on Hardball with Chrissy “Tingles” Matthews. They make a great pair! They can jerk each other off during commercials. Then they will be happier and maybe have a better show!

Jersey Dan on August 17, 2012 at 11:08 PM

It amazes me how often Democrats get a pass on their overt racism. This even though it was Democrats and not republicans who drove the KKKs power in the south for generations. This includes Al Gores Father. We are truly living in post 1984 where these “leaders” change the meaning of words to punish all who oppose them.

huskerthom on August 17, 2012 at 2:11

Lot’s of culpability to go all around, however, your premise is correct. The Democratic Party was the party of Jim Crow, segregation and slavery. The historical support from minorities for the Democrats on the basis of racism is ludicrous.

A history lesson from no less than PBS:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/struggle.html

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_org_democratic.html

Tenwheeler on August 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

On the subject of rage: I’ll say it again. What motivates the conservative defense movement (the Tea Prty, et. al.) is not rage but outrage. Rage is against persons, groups, classes. Outrage is against ideas, actions, policies. Rage is aggressive. Outrage is a defensive reaction. It wants to protect and restore, not to hurt and destroy.

The Left is good at rage. It sustains them as the aggressors in the culture wars. The Right is discovering how to use outrage, and how to motivate themselves with it to rally themselves to the defense of the culture that birthed and nurtured them.

njcommuter on August 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Good stuff.

davidk on August 17, 2012 at 11:51 PM

This woman should be given The Medal of Honor

…..and Ed STILL Manages to say something inane, here!

williamg on August 18, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Hate hurts us all.

Knott Buyinit on August 18, 2012 at 1:21 AM

That is a beautiful woman, in every possible sense of the word “beautiful.”

Bob's Kid on August 18, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Kira, you are a beautiful, intelligent young lady, and we love you. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We know that was painful — we are so very proud of you.

Conservchik on August 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Wow. What a powerful video. I’m breathless.

Cowboy is a compliment on August 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Kira, Thank you for sharing your story. It was very moving to a middle class white Long Island boy. I thank you for teaching me and others about your reality, something most middle class white Long Island boys never seemed to learn very well. On a side note, I look forward to your next story/comment/essay about life in California. You must not only keep us in the know, but those others who refuse listen and learn. Keep it up, never ever give up. God truly loves you.
Love ya too, Sgt Pete

SgtPete on August 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Recognize the nature of the error, here:

Progressives routinely define “good” and “evil” entirely in political terms.

Good and evil describe individual choices and acts, like deciding to wait patiently for the old guy with the gout issues who’s blocking the door at the supermarket (good) or grousing at him for blocking your way (evil.) The former exhibits a virtue called “patience” and another called “kindness,” while the latter exhibits a vice called “self-centeredness” and possibly also “cruelty.” Ed Morrissey, educated by Catholics, understands this, I’m sure.

Most progressives do not understand this. They have come to define “good” as the pursuit of their political goals. “Protecting the environment,” meaning any political activism aimed at enforcing environmentalism against those who resist it, is a virtue, more important than prudence. “Empowering the poor,” meaning advocating laws transferring tax money to poor people in any form and for any reason, is a virtue, more important than “charity” (in fact, that’s how they’re apt to define “charity.”)

Thus, we all heard Ted Koppel and Peter Jennings describe Bill Clinton as “such a good man — he protects the environment, he empowers the poor, he defends women,” despite the fact they knew perfectly well that he was a compulsive liar, almost certainly a serial rapist, and very likely a sociopath. The things that actually define “good” and “evil” are no longer important to them…

For this reason, they define “conservative” to mean “evil.” To them, it does literally mean that — because “good,” to them, means their own policy choices.

For this reason, also, they have abandoned all restraint against opposing conservatives. They scruple no lie, no slur, no inconsistency: it’s all justified by the fact that they are “good,” and conservatives, “evil.”

And for this reason they have actually abandoned the pursuit of virtue, and have become virtueless, even vicious. The average progressive is unconscious of their selfishness, crudeness, or even their own racial bigotry. How could they be any of those things? They’re completely virtuous, by virtue of holding the right, political opinions.

And that is what makes them dangerous; they think themselves the best of humanity, while they are gradually becoming the worst.

philwynk on August 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Epic. Smack. Down.

Very well done, miss Davis. God Bless.

Freelancer on August 18, 2012 at 12:17 PM

as a fellow black/white conservative woman who endured the same crap Miss Davis did, (but in the 70s) I say, very well done girlfriend.

mmcnamer1 on August 19, 2012 at 10:41 AM

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