Great article on racial dynamics in American politics

Racism is not gone in America, and often the greatest offenders are the ones who claim to care most about racism (Democrats).  Racial support in political realms is often just for political gain;  not seeking true justice.

The article is titled, “Thank You, Gov Blagojevich,” and it’s written by Ruben Navarette.

The link is here.

Let me know what you think.

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4 thoughts on “Great article on racial dynamics in American politics

  1. Racial dynamics in American politics can be a wedge at best that divides the parties beyond money. Both sides use race, but how they use it tell the story of hope. Democrats use race with the hope that others will grow tired of the victimology. We will be outraged as some are “Left Behind” or told “They are not worthy.” Republicans use race like “Racing to Victory”, “Barack the Magic Negro”, and “Country First” as a rebel yell or battlecry to action. If one side is bitter grabbing a Bible and a gun, while the other is hoping the fear of the Overseer is still strong; then we haven’t overcome anything yet now have we? We Can! This is why Democrat found the courage to give rise to Obama. The story hasn’t been told. This wasn’t by accident. Oh, by the way, Clinton played the race card too. He’s a Democrat and his message got beat too. Vote for Hillary because Obama is Black didn’t work. Close but no cigar.

  2. Andrew,

    Feel free to add your comments. Race and politics know no national boundaries, though there are certainly shades of difference between countries. Maybe we can learn something from a Brit!

    Cecil,

    I think you have some incisive thoughts about how the parties use race. Both are dishonest in their common usage of it; race is a means to an end rather than a call to King’s “beloved community” where we celebrate and appreciate our racial diversity.

    The jury’s out on whether Obama will be a big part of that change. We’ll see.

  3. Blagojevich has been so successful at making himself and his office look ridiculous that about a million people are now able to remember and maybe even spell his crazy name — that’s sort of like an accomplishment, right?

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