December 30, 2010

Don't blame Mike Vick for animal cruelty

... blame racism:

But remember that in this country one of the ways that black people were enslaved, one of the ways that segregation and other civil rights violations were allowed is that black people were equated to animals. They were called apes or chattel or beasts of burden. And remember also that during the civil rights movement and even during slavery, dogs were often used directly against black people. And so there is a weird kind of interconnection and anxiety when you start talking about, simultaneously, issues about race, and often when you're talking about black athletes and in this case also a black president, and then animal rights. And so there's a lot of emotions that, and old historical stuff, that comes up.

"Weird kind of interconnection" is right. So weird, in fact, that people should be laughing their collective asses off at this pathetic "explanation."

Posted by Hube at December 30, 2010 04:47 PM | TrackBack

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You must be frickin' kidding me that this is a serious argument.

Except I can tell that it really is a serious argument from the sort of person who argues that non-discrimination requires explicit consideration of and allocation of benefits based upon race.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at December 30, 2010 08:27 PM

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