Wednesday, April 07, 2010

One wonders what certain black liberal pundits would say... this:

They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement — and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president.
"I've gotten the statement, 'How can you not support the brother?'" said David Webb, an organizer of New York City's Tea Party 365, Inc. movement and a conservative radio personality.
Wow, what does one say to this? It's probably not that big of a secret that each race clusters around and supports its own members to varying extents, but why is it that blacks and Hispanics don't seem to be called out on this sort of thing more than they are? I understand that Anglos have been the dominant race (vis-a-vis the power they wield, that is) in the United States since its founding, and that other races have been treated unfairly by the whites in power -- but as the old saying goes, two wrongs don't make a right. Recall, if you will, the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. 
 It seems to me that those who judge black conservatives are judging them solely on the color of their skin and on the fact that they don't blindly support the president just because of the color of his skin. "How can you not support the brother?" Really? MLK risked and ultimately gave his life for that?