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Originally published 11.5.11
Oh, you really shouldn’t have Ms. Coulter.
Some White people sure know how to make us Black folk feel “reaaaallllly special.”
Moments like this make us feel all warm and fuzzy like when Abraham Lincoln “freed” us and the moment we “stopped” being treated as 3/5ths of a human being. And of course my personal favorite: The day racism was no longer an issue in America once President Obama was elected. We’re all joining hands and singing “We Have Overcome.” Yeah right.
This is why the recent statements by conservative Ann Coulter did not shock me one bit. Actually it is hilarious and shows further what some Whites still think about Black people. In a recent interview on “Hannity”, she was defending Hermain Cain’s recent accusations of sexual harassment. While comparing Black Liberals with Black Conservatives, Coulter said:
â€œThatâ€™s why our blacks are so much better than their blacks,â€ Coulter said. â€œTo become a black Republican you donâ€™t just roll into it. Youâ€™re not going with the flow. You have fought against probably your family members, probably your neighbors, you have thought everything out and thatâ€™s why we have very impressive blacks in our party.â€
Our Blacks? Wow, really? Sounds kind of possessive to me. When questioned again about her words in an interview with Joy Behar, she didn’t back down at all and added:
â€œIâ€™m saying Google Maxine Waters, Cynthia McKinney and John Conyers, or Google Allen West, Michael Steele or Herman Cain. Ours are more impressive. There is no question about that.â€
Back on the plantation, the House Negro Slave was more loved by the slavemaster than the Field Negro Slave. While Hermain Cain is going around crying “high-tech lynching”, he and other “good boys” just accepted this “high-tech welp” from Coulter and others that think like her. For her to even use the word “OUR” sends a clear message that she sees Black Republicans as no more than tamed animals in the Right Wing Political Circus, with Whites as the perpetual ring leaders. “And for our next trick…”
I guess Cain and others feel right at home, not really bothered by it and just happy to have a role in the circus.
And kudos to Coulter for showing how well Whites can play the race card too. In backing up Cain ‘s “high-tech lynching” claims, Coulter said “itâ€™s coming from the exact same people who used to do the lynching with ropes, now they do it with a word processor.â€
Well, last week while I was in Austin, Texas I came across the billboard pictured below that reads “GOP is the New Black.” I think we need a billboard that says “Accepting Your Own and Being Yourself is the New Black.”
For the record, no I don’t think its better on the other side in the political world of Democrats. Neither side is working in the best interest of Black people.
It all has become pure comedy to me and sheer foolery.
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