Monday, April 14, 2008

Culture Wars

So far, Barack Obama has not accepted the invitation to retreat from his recent statement about economically distressed whites voting against their economic interests in favor of contentious cultural issues.

The shortcomings of black conservative calls for moral rectitude have been rudely exposed. Barack Obama has followed their playbook to the letter. Yet he now finds himself being called an elitist.

Racism is alive and well. It doesn't care if your name is Ronald and speak good English. It doesn't care if you graduate from an Ivy League school and condemn rap music. Glorified attributes such as diligence and skill are condemned when used by blacks without prior authorization.

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