Thursday, May 01, 2008

Change We Can Upheave In

from the New York Times
This country needs a healthy and open discussion of race. Mr. Obama's repudiation of Mr. Wright is part of that.

Are you a person of color who would like to be praised for initiating a much-needed national discussion on race? Easy! Just find another person of color who is already talking about race and denounce them. Then keep quiet. This time-honored trick will earn you many a friend in high places.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting point of view.

I think it works for Obama because Wright was getting in too little "discussion" and too much "name-calling".

I think anyone who makes hate-filled remarks, even if true, is asking to be marginalized.

Ryan said...

Consider this. For the privileged and powerful, "hate" is doing nothing; for the weak, it is saying anything.