We’ve got to cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told you have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie, you have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant, you can’t sit out there with everyone else.
And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment, and you have to just say, “I probably would, too. If fact, I may have had more of a chip on my shoulder, had it been me.”
— Mike Huckabee
Posting is less frequent this week because I’m traveling. — AWO
Sarah Palin and the NAACP have been going back-and-forth this week over whether racism has played a role in the tea parties. Instead of commenting on their debate per se, I want to clarify a misconception that many Americans hold, a belief that makes it difficult to make any progress in this debate.
“Any good American hates racism,” according to Palin. If that’s the case, then Palin should explain why she thinks there are so many bad Americans.
I’m reminded of a reader who corresponded with me after the 2008 election. He passionately opposed Barack Obama’s campaign. The only silver lining he could find after November 4 was that liberals could no longer argue that racism was alive in America today. I beg to differ. Continue reading “Yes, Governor, Race Matters”