January 10, 2010

Black, African Am., or Negro*

Elements of cynicism discovered in electoral politics
Republicans are said to be shocked, horrified, shocked
"You'll notice the president was very careful all throughout the election not to be perceived as being too black."
Boyce Watkins (CNN video)

Should Harry Reid step down? He should have stepped down ten years ago and been exiled to Trinidad, without a patois translator.

In the present instance, however, Harry Reid is arguably less blameworthy for awkwardly acknowledging a political and social reality than are those responsible for still perpetuating it.

"Post-racial," lamentably, appears to be a pie in the sky.

* Actual 2010 U.S. census question.

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