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The Post-Racial SOTU

28 Jan

Matthews lays out an interesting dynamic of President Obama’s SOTU Speech last night. Opposition to this Presidency has far too often been based on race – not politics. That isn’t only the slack-jawed inbred Republican Tea Bagger sort – but doubts some white Americans have about this black guy with a funny name, who doesn’t look like Joe next door. It is the second sort of “not quite racism” which leaves the door open for the Drugbos, Becks, and Sno’ Ho’s to spew their vile racist filth.

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Posted by on January 28, 2010 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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5 responses to “The Post-Racial SOTU

  1. brotherbrown

    January 30, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Chris Matthews is such a white man.

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    • btx3

      January 30, 2010 at 2:36 PM

      Yeah – but I think his comments reflect the racial views of a lot of white folks. It’s not racism, it’s a race consciousness thing.

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  2. t-shirts101

    January 30, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    I learned a long time ago that intent is what determines my reaction when it comes to discussing race with white folks. I expect a lack of understanding (IE: ignorance), but if the conversation is honest, it can be a good thing.

    I’ve had quite a few of those conversations since Obama’s election.

    I don’t think Matthews meant any harm. It was his off-handed attempt at a compliment. But as a TV personality and talk show host, he should’ve known better.

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    • btx3

      January 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM

      Matthews is a pretty smart guy. I think that may well have been a calculated shot at folks who have objections to Obama’s Presidency based on race.

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  3. brotherbrown

    January 30, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    I’m not sure about that. My immediate reaction was, “I guess a black man can’t be logical, rational, clean, bright and articulate.” As I rolled my eyes.

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