February 27, 2009

Nothin’ like two white “progressives” engaging in bigotry

Imagine you are a white person and were in, say, a “diversity” seminar similar to those [formerly] found at the University of Delaware. You flat-out state that “All black people think alike.” Hell, you could say that virtually anywhere and [rightly] get (at least) angry looks from people. (Especially if you are a conservative.)

But if you are a “progressive” white liberal, it’s a laugh fest:

After mentioning that former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan used to date [Rush] Limbaugh, [Janeane] Garofalo cracked that Kagan has Stockholm Syndrome, which she also attributed to RNC Chairman Michael Steele, with Olbermann agreeing that Steele suffers from "self-loathing":

JANEANE GAROFALO: She dated him, so either she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome – a lot like Michael Steele, who’s the black guy in the Republican party who suffers from Stockholm Syndrome, which means you try and curry favor with the oppressor.

KEITH OLBERMANN: Yes, you talk about self-loathing.

GAROFALO: Yeah, and there’s, any female or person of color in the Republican party is struggling with Stockholm Syndrome.

This sort of bigotry is no less invidious than [the more overt] saying "all black people like watermelon" or "are predisposed to criminality." In many ways it’s worse because it denigrates the very concept of free thought. It’s a belief that all people of a certain race (or gender) must think alike. How dare a black person believe in federalism! How dare an African-American demand fiscal – and personal – responsibility?

Yet another reason to scoff at self-righteous “progressives” when they preach about “racial understanding.” I wonder how “understanding” Olbermann and Garofalo would be if they attended one of Eric Holder’s desired “non-cowardly” discussions about race.

Posted by Hube at February 27, 2009 05:13 PM | TrackBack

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Bill Clinton used that same "self loathing" garbage against a gay man who didn't support Hillary's last senate run.


So much for embracing diversity.

Posted by: Maria EVans at February 28, 2009 08:20 AM

Interesting, isn't it, that a couple of white liberals get to decide what is acceptable for a black man to believe and who he can associate with.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at February 28, 2009 01:14 PM