Harry Belafonte smears Colin Powell in a way that no Republican could ever do or would want to do, and he’s applauded. None of this is to excuse or defend what Trent Lott said, which you cannot just brush aside. But there is a clear double standard on the race issue. Strom Thurmond was a Democrat when he held those segregationist views. Democrats ? including Algore’s own father – stood in the way of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. More Republicans voted for it than Democrats, or it would’ve failed. Republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower integrated the schools.
The stereotype of the GOP ? the Party of Lincoln ? as the segregationist, racist party may be one of the biggest political sleights of hand in history. Likewise, this is not a racist nation. A racist nation doesn’t make Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan icons in their fields, nor does it elevate Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Rod Paige and so many other people of color to positions of national leadership. Yet for their success, such people are called sellouts ? or far worse. What’s going on?
We’re not the ones saying that people of African decent can’t be racist, or trying to defeat foes by throwing around the term at anyone whose ideas we fear. I rolled George W. Bush’s comments condemning Lott, and I want you to hear them in the audio link below. I then asked, “How many of you out there think Trent Lott is a racist?” That’s a fundamental part of this argument, because false inferences or accusations that someone is a racist are just as heinous as racism itself.
Wallace, Maddox, Connor ? all segregationists, all Democrats. The Kennedys secretly tapped Dr. Martin Luther King’s phone calls to blackmail him. It was our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, who wrote and issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and we’ve been fighting for equality and judging people as individuals rather than members of groups ever since. No, we’re not the ones who benefit from racial strife. The other guys are.
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