Friday, December 05, 2008

Genteel racism never goes out of style

When the President-elect does something New York Times columnist David Brooks approves of he dares write:

Obama had not gone native.

I can just see the unctuous Mr. Brooks basking on the porch of the manse while a liveried black servant brings him a mint julep.


Jane R said...


eric_metoyer said...

It isn't surprising - Reality is Brooks is as much a visitor of the dominant culture as the President: Brooks is Jewish family, Univ Chicago, National Review, the President is Hawaiian, Columbia, Harvard Law. However the New York Times and National Review mainstreamed Brooks into the dominant institutionalized rasicsm whilst the President will always be a black in his eyes.
aaaaargh! is quite correct!

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