Sunday, January 10, 2010

Power Line - Race and Racism: What's the Connection?

To be sure,Reid's comments assume that certain racial characteristics matter to some voters, but that's probably a fair assumption. Would it be sexist for a political pro to say that Sarah Palin is attractive and speaks with whatever that accent is that she speaks with? I don't think so.

I agree with John, however, that there's a scam being played out here, and at several levels. At the first level, conduct that isn't really racist is sucked into that category. This increases the reach of political correctness and the ability of the likes of President Obama and Jesse Jackson to pass judgment on whites who aren't sufficiently careful. At the second level, the useful liberal is absolved of "racism," where the conservative would not be.

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