post-racial racialism, 2
I admit, this one left me nearly speechless. And given my studies of racialism and structural / critical race theory, that ain’t easy to do:
Hans Bader informs us that Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, Ã¢â‚¬Å“ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top advisor on race issues, explains that since Obama is Ã¢â‚¬Ëœbiracial,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ his election wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t prove that racism has receded. White America wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t vote for blacks, Ogletree argues, and ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s election is possible only because heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s partly white.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Hear that, you guilt ridden, milquetoast wannabe post racialists? Vote for Obama and you’re still not absolved of your filthy racism.
Because it turns out that all you’re doing is voting for Obama’s white part.
There is no escaping your bigotry. There can be no racial reconciliation. “Post-racialism” means perpetual racial grievance mongering, and an effort to completely invert the supposed institutionalized racism in this country to favor the perpetually (and quite cynically) oppressed.
— All of which shows my perspicacity. That being evident, as you’ll no doubt recall, in my promise not to vote for Obama because he’s not black enough.
ONCE YOU GO BARACK, YOU NEVER GO BLACK! DOLEMITE/PALIN 2012!
Oh, then there’s this:
Bader also points out that the Ã¢â‚¬Å“ABA Journal predicts that Ogletree, who has long advocated race-based reparations, will be the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Rights Division during the Obama administration.Ã¢â‚¬Â Maybe race-based reparations will be another way to Ã¢â‚¬Å“spread the wealthÃ¢â‚¬Â?
Obama, naturally, would only receive half a cut.
God help us all, everyone.