Video: Juan Williams, Raffi Williams on diversity of thought

posted at 1:16 pm on March 29, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson hosted an interesting tête-à-tête this morning on Fox between a staunch conservative and a well-known liberal on the lack of tolerance for diversity of thought demonstrated again this week, this time by a senior editor for Ebony Magazine. The two squared off — or actually supported one another as son and father, respectively and respectfully. RNC deputy press secretary Raffi Williams joined his father Juan Williams to blast the pervasive notions that ideology has to be linked to ethnicity, and Juan urged everyone to open their minds to new ideas rather than dismiss people out of hand:

It’s not just in minority communities where the conversation needs to open up, and not just on ethnicity where identity politics and closed-mindedness prevail. Juan mentions Condoleezza Rice and the cancellation of her speech at Rutgers. So far, the University of Minnesota is resisting a similar call to cancel a speech by Rice because of her work in the Bush administration — but that’s not stopping the calls to close UM’s doors to her:

Student and faculty activists are joining forces to pressure the University of Minnesota to rescind a speaking invitation to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is scheduled to deliver an April 17 lecture at Northrop Auditorium.

Rice, who also was national security adviser under President George W. Bush, was invited months ago to deliver a speech on civil rights as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ “Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series.”

But the University Senate has scheduled a vote next week on a resolution urging the school to disinvite Rice because of her role in the wartime policies of the Bush administration.

Another of the critics’ objections: her speaking fee of $150,000.

Andrea Cournoyer, a spokeswoman for the Humphrey School, rejected the notion of disinviting anyone. “Rescinding any kind of invitation would be inconsistent with our goal of promoting discussion and dialogue,” she said. The Humphrey School, in announcing the lecture, described Rice as “one of the most influential and powerful people in the world.”

Every speaker of this caliber runs six figures, so that’s a bit of a red herring. The issue is that the students and faculty don’t want to hear heterodox views on foreign policy and politics. Why not just stage a parallel event on the campus — and the UM campus in the Twin Cities is one of the largest in the country — as a counterpoint to Rice’s appearance? That way students and faculty can choose which speech to attend and make up their own minds about Rice’s views.  That would be true choice, free speech, and tolerance.

Kudos to the Humphrey Center, which consistently invites speakers from many different political viewpoints to speak and discuss issues. Let’s hope that cooler heads and broader minds prevail.


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I’ll bet these people scream about censorship and then refuse other ideas at the same time.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 1:20 PM

ideology has to be linked to ethnicity

I don’t understand. The Republican Party ended slavery and championed Civil Rights. When did the Democrats pull the wool over their eyes? Was it Nixon’s so-called Southern Strategy?

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Exposing true colors

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Chris Matthews is going to be OSU commencement speaker, maybe he’s available for the UM speech.

Fenris on March 29, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Listen “how white folks will do you

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:23 PM

…hypocrites!

KOOLAID2 on March 29, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Ugly, from the inside, in front of your eyes.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:24 PM

I don’t understand. The Republican Party ended slavery and championed Civil Rights. When did the Democrats pull the wool over their eyes? Was it Nixon’s so-called Southern Strategy?

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

The government schools have done a good job of indoctrinating people the opposite.

crankyoldlady on March 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Slipping tongue

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM

IJR Bill Maher fools guests with “racist” Paul Ryan quote that was actually said by Michelle

The Rs and media have fostered this ridiculousness. That “racism” label is effectively limiting free speech. I read the twitchy thread where after the apology, people were dissing Ebony for not supporting their writer/editor.

CNN is still overplaying the missing plane coverage….I can’t believe they even covered this.

CoffeeLover on March 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM

The Bill Maher experiment exposes black stupidity/hypocrisy. It was a brilliant move.

They are the true racists.

Juan should be more like his on, Raffi.

Today Juan defended a nearly 55% welfare state. He was the only one, against 4-5 other sane people.

MLK died for nothing.

obama and his goons keep blacks in modern day plantations. Those who leave are derided as “traitors” to the camp.

Wake up already. YOU are being exploited, for votes, and deep pockets of Sharpton and Jackson, the obamas and the Holders.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM

My father was regularly featured on the editorial page of the local paper for two decades. He was a self-proclaimed Socialist (but staunchly pro-Life) with a leftist blog. We have the same name, only differing on middle initial. The Democratic Party tried to draft him to run for congress in our district in 2002.

I got letters and phone calls and shouts of support/dissent for years. One time I came home and found a large envelope with a letter from the local Klan leader taped to my door telling me that blacks are genetically inferior to whites (citing evolutionists to prove the “settled science” of it) after an editorial my dad wrote about race issues.

It’s not easy taking a political position opposite a publicly-known parent. I work at a university and he worked in the oil and gasoline industry, so people assumed I was the Lefty. Even to this day I get questions.

mankai on March 29, 2014 at 1:33 PM

I don’t understand. The Republican Party ended slavery and championed Civil Rights. When did the Democrats pull the wool over their eyes? Was it Nixon’s so-called Southern Strategy?

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

When they started paying people and interfering in private commerce on their behalf. Everything went tribal instead of ideological.

Count to 10 on March 29, 2014 at 1:33 PM

I don’t understand. The Republican Party ended slavery and championed Civil Rights. When did the Democrats pull the wool over their eyes? Was it Nixon’s so-called Southern Strategy?

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

When the Rs let them. Not even Ryan talks back at the cow, congresswoman Lee, or others.

The Rs are the biggest squishes in the world.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:34 PM

So Rutgers and the U of MN faculty are RACISTS. After all, that’s how conservatives would be described if they ever opposed Obama or any other Black person from speaking.

mydh12 on March 29, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I read a post on here the other day. Juan Williams is not nearly as ‘liberal’ as he comes off on TV…When NPR gave him the boot..that kind of came out…he’s mostly just playing the part…

That’s his schtick…

When it comes down to brass tacks..he will come out and say “WTF?”

BigWyo on March 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

95% of the black population hate the 5% of conservative blacks. Very open minded.

nobama1267 on March 29, 2014 at 1:38 PM

I don’t understand. The Republican Party ended slavery and championed Civil Rights. When did the Democrats pull the wool over their eyes? Was it Nixon’s so-called Southern Strategy?

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

I wonder if recent Republican cheering for the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, support for voter suppression laws around the country and hysterical opposition to the first black president may weigh more on people’s minds when surveying the current political scene, than what Abe Lincoln did 150 years ago.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM

obama has done nothing, nada, for blacks, just put more on welfare and dependency.

Btw, now obama wants to give all prisoners free phones. obama is in bed with crony capitalism.

Wake up blacks. He hates you.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:41 PM

obamaphones for prisoners, on your dole. Work harder.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Juan can really tick me off based on the substance of what he argues at times, but on issues like this, he is great.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on March 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Blacks are the only exception from voter IDs, racist.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM

I wonder if recent Republican cheering for the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, support for voter suppression laws around the country and hysterical opposition to the first black president may weigh more on people’s minds when surveying the current political scene, than what Abe Lincoln did 150 years ago.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM

None of that makes sense. They’ve been Dems since LBJ said he owned their arses back in the 60s.

Republicans need to listen to Sowell. School choice and vouchers will win back the black vote. The Dems are destroying the black community.

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM

I wonder if recent Republican cheering for the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, support for voter suppression laws around the country and hysterical opposition to the first black president may weigh more on people’s minds when surveying the current political scene, than what Abe Lincoln did 150 years ago.

Your assertions and implications are pure, distorted garbage.

rplat on March 29, 2014 at 1:44 PM

The Republican Party also waged total war against civilians on the N. American Continent, destroyed the constitutional concept of the sovereignty of the various states and started the country on the road of the preeminence of the Federal government over individual freedom. But, will I probably vote Republican in the midterms? Yes. My, how the worm turns…

vnvet on March 29, 2014 at 1:44 PM

urban elitist and related want the blacks on welfare, dependent modern day ‘slaves’, for votes only.

Wake up blacks – they want you subjugated, not enlightened, free, liberated and independent, and equal.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Screw you, Juan.

Juan Williams: Ann Romney Looks Like “A Corporate Wife”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0x5KLeeGpE

Pork-Chop on March 29, 2014 at 1:45 PM

obama has done Nothing to further employment and independence for black and all other.

obama is a destroying thug of America, domestically and abroad.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:45 PM

The Dems are destroying the black community.

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM

With obama/Holder leading the effort, while they live like billionaires.

Wake up blacks. They like you poor and dependent. Free yourselves, for good, against them.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:47 PM

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Because the Right has always viewed civil rights as a question of equality under the law. Period. Not as a race issue. Nixon desegregated the South, LBJ couldn’t give a damn. For the Left, civil rights is about power.

Imagine, the party that exalts a racist, eugenicist, Klan-supporter like Margaret Sanger pretending to care about blacks! They murder more blacks in the womb in one day than the Klan ever imagined lynching. The Left views blacks as inferior. They just need the votes so they pretend otherwise.

Urban elitist is in denial.

mankai on March 29, 2014 at 1:49 PM

I wonder if recent Republican cheering for the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, support for voter suppression laws around the country and hysterical opposition to the first black president may weigh more on people’s minds when surveying the current political scene, than what Abe Lincoln did 150 years ago.

urban onanist on March 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Nonsense, -par for your dribblings here. The so-called Voting Rights Act is now being used by racists on the left to take away the rights of the states to manage their elections and block legitimate efforts to clean up voter rolls and eliminate illegal and legal aliens voting.

What you call “voter suppression laws” are laws to eliminate the scourge of vote theft that mostly helps Democratic candidates.

The “hysterical opposition” to Barry is little different from the opposition to the last Democratic president before him.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Charles blows, again, all for modern day slavery.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:57 PM

The US is officially a self-made Nation of Idiots.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 1:57 PM

None of that makes sense. They’ve been Dems since LBJ said he owned their arses back in the 60s.

Republicans need to listen to Sowell. School choice and vouchers will win back the black vote. The Dems are destroying the black community.

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Actually, blacks have been voting Democratic since FDR.

You should also consider that during the 1960s, not only did LBJ personally ram through the Civil Rights Act, but the Republicans nominated a presidential candidate who voted against it, racist democrats like Strom Thurmond began switching parties and Nixon launched the clearly (and admittedly) racist Southern Strategy. It’s easy to see why most of the remaining black GOP voters led the party then, and hard to see what the republicans have done since to win them back.

Your assertions and implications are pure, distorted garbage.

rplat on March 29, 2014 at 1:44 PM

My assertions are absolutely true. To deny that the Republicans cheered the death of the Voting Rights Act, are passing laws whose only real goal is to reduce Democratic turnout — especially by blacks, the young, and poor people — and that the opposition to Obama has not been hysterical (remember “liar”? Birthers? “I hope he fails?” Glenn Beck?) is to deny reality.

The so-called Voting Rights Act is now being used by racists on the left to take away the rights of the states to manage their elections and block legitimate efforts to clean up voter rolls and eliminate illegal and legal aliens voting.

What you call “voter suppression laws” are laws to eliminate the scourge of vote theft that mostly helps Democratic candidates.

Please document these assertions.

The “hysterical opposition” to Barry is little different from the opposition to the last Democratic president before him.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2014 at 1:50 PM

See above.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Don’t miss this.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:11 PM

You should also consider that during the 1960s, not only did LBJ personally ram through the Civil Rights Act

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Please document these assertions.

You’re an idiot LBJ wasn’t firmly against the CRA.

RickB on March 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Since The Won continued the policies of W through his first term, wouldn’t he be exempt from speaking at most of these places? Oh, and Gitmo is still open.

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM

LBJ, without the Rs, could have never passed the CRA.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:13 PM

You should also consider that during the 1960s, not only did LBJ personally ram through the Civil Rights Act, but the Republicans nominated a presidential candidate who voted against it, racist democrats like Strom Thurmond began switching parties and Nixon launched the clearly (and admittedly) racist Southern Strategy. It’s easy to see why most of the remaining black GOP voters led the party then, and hard to see what the republicans have done since to win them back.

….

urban onanist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Race hucksters like yourself like to quote Strom Thurmond’s party change as if it was a trend. It was not. Strom Thurmond was the only one in Congress during the sixties to change parties from D to R. NAME ONE MORE.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2014 at 2:13 PM

You’re an idiot LBJ was n’t firmly against the CRA.

RickB on March 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM

FIFM

RickB on March 29, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Racists, like Byrd, AlGore’s father, and many Ds…

Elitists like blacks and other minorities in modern day plantations, for voted, dependent on handouts, not free and liberated.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM

for voted votes

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM

NAME ONE MORE.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2014 at 2:13 PM

But many of the racist Ds were in the senate foe eons. See white-hooded Byrd.

Elitists are hypocritical thugs.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:16 PM

OT – your Thug/Destroyer in Chief

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Racists, like Byrd, AlGore’s father, and many Ds…

Elitists like blacks and other minorities in modern day plantations, for voted, dependent on handouts, not free and liberated.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Interesting that has racist Democrats retired, the same racist voters who elected them started voting Republican. I wonder why that was?

Outside the Deep South Democratic support for the CRA was actually slightly stronger than Republican.

he original House version:

Southern Democrats: 7–87 (7–93%)
Southern Republicans: 0–10 (0–100%)

Northern Democrats: 145–9 (94–6%)
Northern Republicans: 138–24 (85–15%)

The Senate version:
Southern Democrats: 1–20 (5–95%) (only Ralph Yarborough of Texas voted in favor)
Southern Republicans: 0–1 (0–100%) (John Tower of Texas)
Northern Democrats: 45–1 (98–2%) (only Robert Byrd of West Virginia voted against)
Northern Republicans: 27–5 (84–16%)

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM

As usual leftists only know how to conflate. The truly bigoted and racist oriented are on the left.

Bmore on March 29, 2014 at 2:27 PM

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Thanks for proof. You are a leftist bigot and racist.

Bmore on March 29, 2014 at 2:27 PM

The so-called Voting Rights Act is now being used by racists on the left to take away the rights of the states to manage their elections and block legitimate efforts to clean up voter rolls and eliminate illegal and legal aliens voting.

What you call “voter suppression laws” are laws to eliminate the scourge of vote theft that mostly helps Democratic candidates.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Please document these assertions.

urban onanist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

This is so easy I could do it all day. Just do searches on “Eric Holder blocks”. The moron Eric Holder is using the Voting Rights Act to interfere with the right of states to run honest elections.

Holder DOJ Orders Florida to Halt Non-Citizen Voter Roll Purge

Justice Department sues Texas over new voter ID law

Justice Department Rejects South Carolina Voter ID Law

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Thanks for proof. You are a leftist bigot and racist.

Bmore on March 29, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Oh, please. Because I…what, exactly?

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Document the massive voter fraud that these measures will end. As you might guess, I’m all in favor of the DOJ acting to halt clearly partisan attempts at voter suppression.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Bla, bla, bla…original bla, bla, bla.

The final versions are all that matters. LBJ signed it, with the majority Rs.

Bla, bla, bla, racist.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:34 PM

I’m all in favor of the DOJ acting to halt clearly partisan attempts at voter suppression.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM

You’re all in favor of having a thug in charge of the DOJ.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM

History is what happened, not what elitists goebellise it to be.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:36 PM

The final versions are all that matters. LBJ signed it, with the majority Rs.

Bla, bla, bla, racist.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:34 PM

And the majority of the Ds

You’re all in favor of having a thug in charge of the DOJ.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I’m in favor of democracy.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:37 PM

racist democrats like Strom Thurmond began switching parties

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Senator Robert Byrd, the only member of congress ever to have served as a senior leader of the KKK, was a Democrat until the day he died.

SubmarineDoc on March 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The original House version…

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM

I think your numbers are wrong. The original version (if we count since Reconstruction) for the 1957 Civil Rights Act, which Eisenhower signed, was:

House:
Republicans 167-19
Democrats 118-107

Senate:
Republicans 43-0
Democrats 29-18

As you can see, the only significant opposition coming from Democrats. Democrat Strom Thurmond, who the Republicans should never have allowed in their caucus, filibustered it for over 24 hours. LBJ tried to kill it by committee, but was ultimately unsuccessful in his dream for a segregated country. Bowing to reality several years later, he and the Democrats took credit for Republican initiatives.

Fenris on March 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Nixon launched the clearly (and admittedly) racist Southern Strategy.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Nixon was not a conservative, and that’s the problem. Racism goes completely against the core tenet of conservative beliefs and practice. It’s a tragedy the victim classes don’t see this.

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 2:39 PM

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Why would having identification be “clearly partisan”? And do you have any problem with non-citizens voting?

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Nixon launched the clearly (and admittedly) racist Southern Strategy.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Nixon won every state except Massachusetts in 1972. Are you saying that every state except Mass is racist?

darwin on March 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Senator Robert Byrd, the only member of congress ever to have served as a senior leader of the KKK, was a Democrat until the day he died.

SubmarineDoc on March 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Strom Thurmond, the only Senator ever to run for president for a party whose only reason for resistance was to oppose civil right, switched to the Republican Party because it was friendlier to his racist views.

Fenris on March 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

I never denied that the intellectual forebears of the contemporary Republican Party — that is, racist Southern Democrats — were racist. My point is that it was a regional, rather than a party issue and if you look outside the confederacy you see strong Democratic support for civil rights, a tradition that strengthened as the South turned Republicans.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:43 PM

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM

You’ve kind of wander off the trail here, what do any of your assertions have to do with the mandatory mind set that is imposed on people of color?

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Juan Williams paid big bucks to a evil white plastic surgeon for his silly looking face lifts.

The only reason he gets to push his race based ideas is so that FOX-NEWS Corp. can sell more add time. He is a paid hack.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Nixon launched the clearly (and admittedly) racist Southern Strategy.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

In 1984 Reagan won every state except Minnesota. Was that a racist strategy as well?

darwin on March 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:43 PM

How long are you going to fight that war? Apparently until you lose it.

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:46 PM

I never denied that the intellectual forebears of the contemporary Republican Party — that is, racist Southern Democrats — were racist. My point is that it was a regional, rather than a party issue and if you look outside the confederacy you see strong Democratic support for civil rights, a tradition that strengthened as the South turned Republicans.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:43 PM

You just said it hasn’t been true since the Civil War. Which means your argument is implicitly shifting.

Fenris on March 29, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Why would having identification be “clearly partisan”? And do you have any problem with non-citizens voting?

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Clearly partisan because only Republicans support these measures and their only purpose is to depress Democratic turnout.

I am not in favor of illegals voting.

Nixon won every state except Massachusetts in 1972. Are you saying that every state except Mass is racist?

darwin on March 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Southern Strategy was ’68. And, no.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM

racist democrats like Strom Thurmond began switching parties

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Senator Robert Byrd, the only member of congress ever to have served as a senior leader of the KKK, was a Democrat until the day he died.

SubmarineDoc on March 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

‘Sheets’ Bobby Byrd (D-WV) wasn’t just a senior leader of the KKK, he was a Most Exalted Grand Wizard and Kleagle of the KKK, and he was welcomed in the Democratic Party until the day he died.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Mr. Williams seems to be supporting the face God gave him.

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM

The perspective from a University of Minnesota amumni

msidders on March 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM

urban elitist,

Take East Texas, many run away slaves settled in East Texas before the Civil War. They are still here. Many, many of them are large farmers, ranchers, business owners and yes even married into the local whites and often with native Americans. They are conservatives, they vote Republican now that the Republicans have a party alive in Texas.
They voted in conservative Democrats prior. But that does not fit the current commie Democrat party lie machine does it.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 29, 2014 at 2:49 PM

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Why would that suppress Democratic voter turn out? I live in Florida, in the 2000 election police cars were called Democratic voter suppression. You guys sure are skittish considering your success.

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM

You’ve kind of wander off the trail here, what do any of your assertions have to do with the mandatory mind set that is imposed on people of color?

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Fair enough, but I had plenty of comapny.

I am appalled at the thought of Condi — or anyone, of any color or political persuasion, with the possible exception of cyborg war criminal Dick Cheney — being denied the opportunity to speak on a college campus,or anyone being forced to accept race-based opinions.

So, I expect that Hot Airians will now stop telling me that I am a liberal only because I am consumed with guilt, or a traitor to my own race.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Southern Strategy was ’68. And, no.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Interesting that the Southern Strategy would turn into a landslide in 72. Must have been all that wage and price fixing that won over the North.

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Southern Strategy was ’68. And, no.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM

How can Nixon claim a “southern strategy” when most of the south was won by Wallace?

darwin on March 29, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Republicans need to listen to Sowell. School choice and vouchers will win back the black vote. The Dems are destroying the black community.
John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Will the republican voter suppression, calling blacks lazy welfare queens & and constantly calling anyone who defends black civil liberties race hustlers also win the black vote?

Always funny to see a bunch of out of touch white folks chat about what is really best for black folks.

i_am_liberal on March 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Will the republican voter suppression, calling blacks lazy welfare queens & and constantly calling anyone who defends black civil liberties race hustlers also win the black vote?

Always funny to see a bunch of out of touch white folks chat about what is really best for black folks.

i_am_liberal on March 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM

You’re an idiot.

darwin on March 29, 2014 at 2:56 PM

So, I expect that Hot Airians will now stop telling me that I am a liberal only because I am consumed with guilt, or a traitor to my own race.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Naw. And I wish people would stop with the name calling. Part of the problem is that Nixon wasn’t a conservative. Racism runs counter to the core tenet of conservative belief. It’s a tragedy that it has been so maligned by those who wish to create permanent victims.

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 2:56 PM

‘Sheets’ Bobby Byrd (D-WV) wasn’t just a senior leader of the KKK, he was a Most Exalted Grand Wizard and Kleagle of the KKK, and he was welcomed in the Democratic Party until the day he died.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Byrd was the leader of a backwater chapter in some grim West Virginia county, not even a statewide leader. Briefly. And he eventually (though, belatedly) renounced it.

Old Strom ran a national race as a racist. Rather than renouncing it, he became a Republican.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Always funny to see a bunch of out of touch white folks chat about what is really best for black folks.

i_am_liberal on March 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM

You are as bad as that Ebony editor. Google Thomas Sowell before commenting again.

John the Libertarian on March 29, 2014 at 2:58 PM

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I haven’t a clue on your race. I could understand people’s views if they were based on personal experience but the country has come a long way with more to be gained by looking forward rather than backward. At some point the stereotypes should stop being promoted and real diversity and growth recognized.

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Clearly partisan because only Republicans support these measures and their only purpose is to depress Democratic turnout.

I am not in favor of illegals voting.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Nonsense. Why would Voter ID laws suppress democratic turnout? Are you saying it’s somehow harder for a democrat to prove he or she is a registered voter than a republican? My hunch is your latter assertion is a fabrication and you you do favor illegals, of all stripes, voting.

Erich66 on March 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

urban elitist,

No one is telling you any think you have made up your own mind total.

Take the cyborg Dick Cheney comment.

Your a liberal because you refuse to review the facts before you.

Tax and spend ideas of the Democrat party do not work now and never have.

The lie of “Climate Change” by the Democrats puts your gas cost at $3.55 a gal. when it should be $1.10 or even less, all the poor in the U.S. black, white, brown, red, yellow pay to much due to the lies by the msm and the Democrat party.

This pure lust for power called “Obama Care” is putting health care out of the reach of all poor and it will get even worse.

Yet here you are defending the very political party that harms you and all of U.s..

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

How can Nixon claim a “southern strategy” when most of the south was won by Wallace?

darwin on March 29, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Nixon won five southern states — pretty good for a Republican in those days.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM

You may be right. Your party’s voter suppression laws will only motivate more blacks to come out and vote against any republican. Especially during presidential elections.

Ironic thing is most blacks are in fact conservatives. It’s too unfortunate the Republican Party has nothing to offer them outside of suppressing their votes and treating them like second class citizens.

i_am_liberal on March 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

hysterical opposition to the first black president may weigh more on people’s minds when surveying the current political scene, than what Abe Lincoln did 150 years ago.

urban onanist on March 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM

During the 2012 Republican primary, Hermann Cain was briefly the candidate that conservatives championed (he was only dropped from consideration once his personal conduct with several females was revealed). Our differences with the president are based upon policy, not the color of his skin. If the next Ronald Reagan had black skin, I would crawl on my hands and knees through broken glass to get to the polling station to vote for him.

Please recall that the whole subject of this thread is about a university trying to rescind the speaking invitation of a BLACK WOMAN.

The only way that you progressives maintain political power is by screaming RACISM everywhere. The only moral value that progressives have is maintaining POLITICAL POWER. Nothing else matters. You progressives would kill off African Americans by the millions if you thought it would keep you in power.

SubmarineDoc on March 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I’m all in favor of the DOJ acting to halt clearly partisan attempts at voter suppression.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM

…no!…you want people …breaking all our laws!

KOOLAID2 on March 29, 2014 at 3:04 PM

I wonder if recent Republican cheering for the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, support for voter suppression laws around the country and hysterical opposition to the first bi-racial president may weigh more on people’s minds when surveying the current political scene, than what Abe Lincoln did 150 years ago.

urban effetist on March 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Fixed your Freudian Slip there.

If the situation were reversed, and it was O’bama’s father who was White and his Mother who was Black, would you still call him Black?

And please tell us why you Democrats are so afraid of honest elections.

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Nixon won five southern states — pretty good for a Republican in those days.

urban elitist on March 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

But hey, then some of those same states voted for Clinton!!!!!! He must have had some nefarious racist southern type strategy!!!!!!! We all know they call him Slick Willie!!!!!

C’mon, everyone knows Clinton is a racist at heart. That bastard signed the welfare reform act!!!!!!!!!!!! What a traitor to the liberal nirvana cause!!!!!

darwin on March 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Study: Blacks with white friends are ‘less black’. http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2546046%20-%20.UyyBciPiXis.twitter

makaput on March 29, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Ironic thing is most blacks are in fact conservatives. It’s too unfortunate the Republican Party has nothing to offer them outside of suppressing their votes and treating them like second class citizens.

i_am_liberal on March 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

You’re still an idiot.

darwin on March 29, 2014 at 3:08 PM

urban effetist on March 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Citing FactCheck.org? That will only make us laugh at you even harder.

A+

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

i_am_liberal on March 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Obviously I disagree and the fact that the Left cannot tolerate any diversity of thought, in spite of the overwhelming success of the people in question should say all it needs to. They are afraid. It is insulting to suggest that any person in this country can take advantage of all it has to offer and excel.

Cindy Munford on March 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Ironic thing is most blacks are in fact conservatives.It’s too unfortunate the Republican Party has nothing to offer them outside of suppressing their votes and treating them like second class citizens.

i_am_liberal on March 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Dumbest comment on here in quite a while.

Erich66 on March 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Document the massive voter fraud that these measures will end.

urban effetist on March 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Prove that your Democrats have never engaged in massive voter fraud, and we’ll stop laughing at you. Remember the 1960 Presidential election results in Chicago and Texas?

And please tell us again why you are so terrified of honest elections.

F-

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I’m in favor of democracy.

urban effetist on March 29, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Are you in favor of honest elections? No.

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Senator Robert Byrd, the only member of congress ever to have served as a senior leader of the KKK, was a Democrat until the day he died.

SubmarineDoc on March 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Strom Thurmond

NOT a senior KKK leader like Byrd. Epic Fail.

Fenris on March 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

My point is that it was a regional, rather than a party issue

urban effetist on March 29, 2014 at 2:43 PM

No, if they all belonged to the same Party, it was in fact a Party issue.

Epic Fail.

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM

war criminal Dick Cheney

urban effetist on March 29, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Please provide credible, multi-sourced documemtation of said Cheney War Crimes. How is that trial at The Hague working out for you?

And please tell us why Colon Powell was also charged with those same War Crimes (whatever they were lol) but then was magically Pardoned by your Party after he endorsed your Cult Leader.

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Senator Robert Byrd, the only member of congress ever to have served as a senior leader of the KKK, was a Democrat until the day he died.

SubmarineDoc on March 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Strom Thurmond

NOT a senior KKK leader like Byrd. Epic Fail.

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Tying himself into knots trying to prove Byrd was somehow a better racist than Thurmond.

Erich66 on March 29, 2014 at 3:19 PM

It seems the conservatives are always coming to the rescue and supporting the Williams family. You would think Jyan would see the irony in that.

As far as blacks and the GOP, Abraham Lincoln and the emancipation proclamation, democrats Jim Crow Laws, KKK, Senator Byrd, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Maybe it’s just a masochist thing, but democrats do nothing for the black community and yet, the black community still votes for them. If amnesty occurs, the black community will be dropped like a hot rock. They will have another community to keep down.

The voter ID laws, conservatives respect the rule of law while liberals lie, cheat and steal to win elections. Plus, you have to keep the race baiting alive to keep Jackson and Sharpton employed.

Cheese Wheel on March 29, 2014 at 3:20 PM

i_am_liberal on March 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM

You are a leftist racist and bigot as well.

Bmore on March 29, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Will the republican voter suppression

Always funny to see a bunch of out of touch white folks chat about what is really best for black folks.

i_am_liberal on March 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Smells like Hot Gas Open Reg Teen Spirit in here.

A+

Please provide credible and multi sourced evidence of the Republican voter suppression you speak of, and maybe we’ll stop laughing at you. At the same time prove that your Democrat Party has never engaged in voter suppression or vote fraud.

As for out of touch, your Democrat Party lost the college graduate vote in 2012, while increasing its already-record share of the high school dropout vote to 80%.

Now go make urban effetist his lunch. He asked for Spaghetti-Os with little wienies.

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2014 at 3:23 PM

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