Sunday, May 18, 2008

Is Politically Incorrect Racism In America The New Normal?


David Neiwert thinks so.

And it's hard to argue with him.

Well, if anyone had any illusions about Barack Obama's presidential candidacy helping the nation get over its racial divide -- especially if they thought it might finally bury the old racism that has stained the nation's history -- the past few weeks should finally lay that to rest....

{snippety doo-dah}

It's all indicative of a shifting national mood that seems to find open expressions of racism increasingly acceptable and even normative -- thanks, no doubt, to a decade and half's worth of right-wing yammerers essentially defending racism as being merely "politically incorrect."....

We can only hope that this kind of thing boomerangs on the screamers.

And judging by the way the American mainstream has reacted to Mr. Obama when he goes before them and speaks to them like adults/not children, I for one hope that it does.


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