Playing the Race Card

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“My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school. To my knowledge, I was the first black kid in Savannah, Ga., to go to a white school. Rarely did the issue of race come up. …

“Now, name a day it doesn’t come up. Differences in race, differences in sex, somebody doesn’t look at you right, somebody says something. Everybody is sensitive. If I had been as sensitive as that in the 1960s, I’d still be in Savannah. Every person in this room has endured a slight. Every person. Somebody has said something that has hurt their feelings or did something to them — left them out.”

Justice Clarence Thomas, February 11, 2014

 

 

 

Race has always been a poisonous issue in American politics, and no wonder with one of the two major parties, the Democrat party, constantly using race hatred to whip up votes.    In the 1960s the Democrats changed the nature of their racial appeals, but the tactic remained the same:

 

Rather than judging people by the content of their characters, America is more race obsessed now than ever:

 

 

We, as a nation, need to get beyond the politics of grievance, especially in regard to race.   It may seem impossible to do, but it is also an essential thing to do.

“Whether one traces his Americanism back three centuries to the Mayflower, or three years of the steerage, is not half so important as whether his Americanism of to-day is real and genuine. No matter by what various crafts we came here, we are all now in the same boat.”

President Calvin Coolidge, 1925

 

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14 Comments

  1. Liberals are racists. They are also race obsessed. The last thing they will ever do is judge someone by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

  2. Eight years of hope and change/fundamental transformation: the first black president presided over a 100 years set back in race relations.

  3. I seem to have a lot arguments with liberals regarding race. The latest was over the spectacle of that faux royal wedding across the pond. Immediately I was accused of a opposing marriage between a black woman and a white prince – “Oh look at the love and racial harmony!” That was not what I opposed; rather, I opposed calling as marriage a union between an adulteress and her consort consistent with Mattherw chapter 19 – apparently the sad lesson of Henry VIII was lost on these people. Suffice it to say that I ended the argument by pointing out that I a white boy married a brown skinned Filipina. Liberals are always taken aback by that. But recently I have learned that brown skinned people from south and southeast Asia are not as black as black African descendants in the US (I would never have thought to consider that) and therefore don’t qualify for the black race card. And the people who say that are not black but lily white rich indolent and decandent liberals. Go fathom the cognitive dissonance!

    Yes, I damn sure tootin’ am racist. My race is human, created in God’s very image and likeness. So there!

  4. LCQ-
    yeah, “minority” expands or contracts depending on what’s useful; about the only consistent thing is that Blacks are included.
    Given that she is from Hollywood, and is younger than me, I’d consider it virtually certain that she didn’t have a good idea of what marriage involved for her first marriage– the idea that it’s a life long bond is pretty much exterminated in that population, and even if by some miracle she did, her prior husband most likely didn’t. So if an investigation was ever done, a finding of nullity would be likely.

  5. See Thomas Sowell’s Vision of the Anointed. Attitudinizing on racial questions is an exercise in self-congratulation on the part of a certain sort of haut bourgeois. It’s promoted and buttressed by what judges and administrative agencies have made of anti-discrimination law. This, in turn, promotes certain poses among blacks, re-inforcing an element in the black population which is forever laying down marks. It seems like a perpetual cultural or social-psychological feedback loop and it’s difficult to see what can break it.

  6. Often, if you merely present or, oh-my-gosh-I-am-offended , win an argument about anything, with a democrat, progressive, liberal or other totalitarian, you are labeled racist. “Win” assumes you got to voice and explain your view without your speaking being labeled “hate crime.” But it has gotten old and now is not heard – they have marked every tree in the forest, so now not one single tree stands out,and it is meaningless when you get called a “tree marker.” Guy McClung, Texas

  7. The irony is that facts on the ground are not that bad. Slum neighborhoods are a mess, but that’s not a function of palpable human relations across the color bar. However, the public discourse on campus and off is repulsive. Anywhere the professoriate, the politicians, and the lawyers roam, you have problems. No clue what to do about that.

  8. I suppose if a man can identify as a woman, and vice versa, why can’t a white person identify as black, and vice versa? What are you, transracephobic?!?!?

  9. Can’t blame the Southern Poverty Lie Center too much for stoking racism – it has a financial interest in its continuation.

  10. That was not what I opposed; rather, I opposed calling as marriage a union between an adulteress and her consort consistent with Mattherw chapter 19

    Hence the reason I have a religious freedom right not address Melania (or is it Melanie?) s First Lady. She is not.

  11. Justice Clarence Thomas, February 11, 2914

    Sad to see that the Race Card is still around in the year 2914.

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