Monday, October 20, 2008

Republican Racism Watch

Syndicated Cartoonist Gordon Campbell depicts Colin Powell as a black Benedict Arnold and declares the four star general's endorsement of Barack Obama as a sign of devotion to race as opposed to country. He joins such right-wing luminaries as Pat Buchannan and Rush Limbaugh in that assessment.

In America many, if not most whites view a black man exclusively through the miopic prism of race, and assume that his every decision, his every opinion, his every like and dislike, from the food eats, the music he listens to, the books he reads and the company he keeps, is dictated and pre-ordained by his race. Barack Obama has been endorsed by numerous Admirals, Brigadier Generals, Major Generals, and Four Star Generals, but should Colin Powell join their ranks and profess his preference for the Senator from Illinois, it can only be due to one fact: his race.

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