July 31, 2010

"Sort of a mongrel people."

I understand Barack Obama has a quirky sense of humor, but that sounds like something you'd expect to hear at a cross burning.*

If the human species wants to get over "race" — and it should — then everybody's got to abandon that 19th-century fallacy completely in favor of thinking in terms of ethnic and cultural uniqueness instead.

And that includes the guy in the bully pulpit.

* Minus the "sort of," granted.

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