Does Hillary Clinton have a racism problem? Some people think so. At the very least, Ryan Cooper writes in The Week, it’s strange that Hillary is getting so much praise from groups like the #BlackLivesMatter movement for simply telling them what they want to hear right now, especially in light of the problematic racist undertones of her 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama:
Many of the demands posed by activists focus on rhetorical gestures of support and solidarity (a notable feature of the Netroots confrontation last weekend). But this raises this issue of trust: A very charming, cynical person could simply promise support using the right words, win the election, then forget all about it.
Does the Hillary Clinton of 2008 sound like someone who’s genuinely committed to the cause of racial justice? If she has changed her views, now would be a good time to explain.
Earlier this week, Star Trek nerd icon and Clinton Foundation donor George Takei unleashed a verbal tirade against African-American Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, calling the prominent legal scholar a “clown in blackface” who “does not belong on the Supreme Court” because he is “a disgrace to America.” (And, presumably, because Thomas is black.)
The 2016 Republican field is young and racially diverse, especially compared to the Democratic side, which is comprised almost exclusively of elderly whites. Liberals find this upsetting, and have vented their anger by questioning the racial authenticity of GOP minority candidates.
Hillary Clinton gave a speech Tuesday near Ferguson, Missouri, site of anti-police riots inspired by the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown. Clinton’s speech at Christ the King United Methodist Church of Christ in the nearby town of Florissant focused on issues of racial and social inequality. “Despite our best efforts and our highest hopes, America’s long struggle with race is far from finished,” she said. “We can’t hide from hard truths about race and justice. We have to name them, own them and change them.”
Naturally, she arrived in a private jet. After the speech, Clinton was whisked away to a $2,700-per-person fundraiser hosted by a Budweiser heiress.
Supporters of the Confederacy and its iconic battle flag are suffering one of their worst weeks in well over a century. That’s a good thing, especially in light of the awful racist shooting in Charleston.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and other top Republicans are doing the right thing by calling for the flags removal from state grounds. Predictably, this isn’t good enough for some liberals:
Max Blumenthal, the David Duke-endorsed anti-Israel writer who is best known for being the son of long-time Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, launched a barrage of twitter attacks on the Somali-American women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Tuesday.
A poll released Sunday by Bloomberg Politics shows that a majority of Americans think race relations have worsened since President Obama first took office.
Liberals tend to devote a significant portion of their daily lives to proving how not racist they are. One particularly expedient way of doing this is to declare that something a conservative has said or done is totally racist, and then to place oneself in opposition to the thing that was racist: “See, I’m not a racist!”
As result, the List of Things That Are Racist has grown incomprehensibly long. The Free Beacon‘s devotion to public service obligates us to provide this (non-exhaustive by any means) list of what liberals do and do not consider to be racist.
Things That Are Racist
TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains uncensored references to the Washington R-dsk-ns that some MSNBC hosts might find offensive.
Terence Moore, a columnist for MLB.com, said the dumbest thing (yet) about the Washington Redskins controversy. It happened on MSNBC, obviously.