Friday, August 17, 2007

Candidates Engaged in Race Exploitation

Candidates Engaged in Race Exploitation

Is Barack Obama black enough? Is John Edwards Latino enough or woman enough? Heaven save us from the bean counters.

Isn't it ironic that while the sin in racism is judging, prejudging or treating people differently on the basis of their race, those most conspicuously exercised about the sin are often its most habitual practitioners?

Seriously. What values are we trying to promote here: equal opportunity for all and that all people be judged on the content of their character, not the color of their skin? Or something else, like settling past scores?

Do most of the people forever stirring the pot on these delicate issues care much about vindicating the original principles of the civil rights movement, or are they engaged in blind pursuit of political power — ultimately trampling on those principles and exploiting those they're pretending to protect?

On what possible moral authority do those who promote race-consciousness to end race-consciousness rely?



Anonymous teller said...

Obama didn't even come from a background of American slavery.

He's trying to get over on slim grounds.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

And I thought when Al and Jesse died that'd be the end of it. I should've known. The slide bys will always try and get that slide by.

8:51 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

The truth of the matter is, his father's family is wealthy and probably has slaves, or those who are slaves in all but name!


3:10 PM  

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