Monday, November 23, 2009

Which party really doesn't want a post-racial America

A WSJ editorial notes which party can't seem to move into a post-racial world and continually plays the race card. The WSJ builds on Jesse Jackson's slapdown of Alabama Representative Artur Davis's vote against the health care bill as showing he can't call himself a black man.
Liberals insist that America still isn't "post-racial," notwithstanding the election of President Obama. But when a politician's skin color is gratuitously invoked in a debate about whether the government should have more control of health care, you have to wonder if the political left has any serious interest in a color-blind society. Former President Jimmy Carter suggests that whites who oppose the President's policies are racists; Mr. Jackson says blacks who oppose them are betraying their race.

Even in the age of a black President, too many liberals still believe they have more to gain from identity politics than from a post-racial America.

1 comment:

tfhr said...

Jackson has to fan the fires of racial discord or he'll join the legions of Obama's unemployed. The Dems have to keep 'em on the [government] plantation or they'll lose that important block vote.

Good thing for the Dems that Jackson is always ready to preach how all black men must think like him or they can't call themselves "black" or even "men". That it may comfort him to have colleagues within the black community in the out-of-wedlock child business, it is just as disturbing to witness his part in a cooperative business arrangement that makes so many black Americans dependent on government at the expense of their families.