Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Some musing about Sarah Palin and widespread racism

And speaking of racism, I want to call your attention to an article entitled "What If Sarah Palin Were Black?" over on Alternet.

It's a very short article so I offer you here just a little bit of what it says:

If Sarah Palin were black, her lack of intellectual curiosity, willful and cultivated ignorance, and lack of grace both written and spoken, would not be taken as "folksy." Instead, Palin would be viewed as unqualified for any public office.

If Sarah Palin were black she would be tarred and feathered as an "affirmative action baby."

As I write, there are fifty-one comments to this article. Quite a variety. It's clear that the writer has touched a lot of nerves out there.

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