Friday, January 27, 2012

Conservatives and the Politics of Racism

I was reading Leonard Pitts' column about Newt Gingrich and his embracing what Pitts' called "practicing the politics of racism." Gingrich is especially good at this as are local conservatives, especially bloggers (remember Fred Dooley and his stimulus package). It was this final paragraph that really caught my attention. Pitts' recounts a parable that was shared with him by a student of his.

A rich white man sits with a poor white man and poor black man at a table laden with cookies. The rich white man snatches all the cookies but one, then turns to the poor white man and says, 'Watch out for that darky. I think he wants to take your cookie."

Channeling Fred Dooley and Charlie Sykes?

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