Me! Me! I can answer that!

The answer is, “Ryan’s former girlfriend, who happens to be black, will matter only to liberal racists in the media, projecting their own obsessions about race on to their audience in the hope of selling beer and shampoo.”

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  • Peggy R

    That is a weird article. Look at policies, not personal relationships for racism. This sentence jumped out at me.
    Instead, they are likely to view the individual defying said stereotype as an exception. In other words, it is possible to have a black friend, Asian friend, Hispanic friend or Muslim friend or wife and still exhibit prejudice toward that group. The friend or wife is simply viewed as the exception who is not like the others.

    Why doesn’t she write “or white friend”? The sentence indicates that only whites are racist, toward non-whites. She most importantly excludes the possibility that non-whites have racist attitudes or stereo-types of white people. Even Barack Obama had his “typical white” grandmother. For him, the exception is a non-racist white. To concede such stereo types doesn’t fit the narrative.

    You have labeled this correctly. Sigh.

  • It makes me wonder if she’s ever met any real whites, or just Uncle Tims.

  • The Deuce

    To be fair, she has a white friend.

  • Blog Goliard

    I never tire of pointing out that last time around, 43% of whites voted for the black guy for President, while 4% of blacks voted for the white guy.

    And so obviously it’s white people who have a problem. Obviously!

    • Andy, Bad Person

      Let’s not read too much into that, though. Blacks voted for Obama in exactly the same proportions that they have historically voted Democrat. It wasn’t necessarily racial, at least on that figure.

  • John

    A. This is not news, it’s an opinion piece, being opined upon by another opinion site (Mark’s).
    B. “The Root” is not a mainstream news outlet, it is an opinion site with an opinion parent site, “Slate”.
    C. What does it matter? The audience for that site is what? How many people? I’ve never heard of it until today.

    I think this is a false analogy between what Tapper is talking about, and what she is writing about. News is about ratings. People deliver ratings. If they wanted to read/watch/hear about Afghanistan, they would and it would draw ratings. They don’t. As the Kinks sang years ago – “Give the People What They Want”. They are correct.

  • Joannie

    I myself had been watching the cable and regular mainstream networks until after the swearing in of our latest President, and after that I saw a radical change in coverage. The last straw for me was at the Ball for the President and First Lady, it was on ( and I am not joking) EVERY SINGLE TV CHANNEL, which I don’t remember after the ceremonies for the Bush Family, so after that I started to only rely on FOX news but they also go their own agenda so no I just listen to an independent news source. As for the subject of “Racism” It to me is just another form of class warfare along with homophobia sexism, and any other kind of ISM that separates Americans from one another. To me it is a case of The Communist Manifest that is causing the current divisions and problems in America, although bigotry and Hate are also real they have become the new Buzz words of the Left.

  • Kurt

    Somewhere in my house (I could find it if I had to) I have a tract put out by liberal Catholics in the 1950s making the Catholic case that segregation is wrong. I doubt it was distributed in my own parish, which was racially segregated at the time. But even these liberals deal very gingerly about interracial marriage and dating.

  • Ted Seeber

    Just a couple of months ago I got an interesting “historical” timeline copy of Columbia Magazine, and sure enough, in the 1930s it had the Order dealing with racism due to the hotel they had booked for the National Convention not wanting Blacks to stay there. The Supreme Grand Knight at the time simply told them “Change the policy or we are canceling the reservations”, and not only did the policy change, but it sent such a clear message that racism became taboo in the Knights of Columbus from then on.

  • Kurt

    Ted, the Knights practiced “local option”. For the national convention, they may well have worked to accomodate Knights from councils that accepted men of color. Here in the Archdiocese of Washington, part of the Old South, the Knights of Columbus did not accept Blacks into their membership.

    But this was not true of all Catholic fraternal organizations. The Knights of St. John International never had a color bar for membership.

    The result was that men in the “whites only” parishes joined the KCs. Men from the he “colored” parishes joined the Knights of St. John International.