Kevin D. Williamson at The Corner:
The fundamental fact, I think, is that when a white American sees a black American, he sees history, and that history looms far more significantly over black Americans than it does over Hispanics or Asian immigrants or other minority groups. Conservatives see that history and generally donít want to think about it; progressives see that history and want to use it for their own political ends.
Generally speaking, as Williamson notes, I think this accurate. But for those more intimately involved in history and politics, it boils down to fundamental -- and honest -- disagreements over how to best deal with that history. Even in that regard, conservatives have to walk on eggs for fear of "progressive" use of the modern Scarlet Letter, the "R" word. Just ask Paul Ryan, for the most recent example.Posted by Hube at March 17, 2014 09:30 AM | TrackBack