Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blacks, Conservatives and Plantations

I rarely agree with New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow, but he's right in this case. Not only is the analogy offensive, it's counterproductive in the long run.

Why do Republicans keep endorsing the most extreme and hyperbolic African-American voices — those intent on comparing blacks who support the Democratic candidates to slaves? That idea, which only a black person could invoke without being castigated for the flagrant racial overtones, is a trope to which an increasingly homogeneous Republican Party seems to subscribe.

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