Every once in a while I stumble across an editorial or news article that is so flagrantly disturbing, I have to save it in a website folder of horrors which I've dubbed "Ugly Societal Barometers."
Today, we have a piece from the website of Newsweek. It seriously attempts to answer the question, "How will black Americans ever cope if Obama isn't nominated?"
I was dumbfounded by the article, and that was even before reading some of the quotes in it. All I could do was wonder, "What the hell kind of mentality do you have to possess in order to ask that sort of question?" You really have to believe that black people have a tribalistic mentality which does not permit them to be individuals. You have to assume that they reject their personal identity in order to conform to some sort of black collective, rendering themselves incapable of thinking independantly and forming their own values. You have to assume that they value "race identity" more than their own independance. You have to assume that they have so little pride in themselves, that they peg their happiness on the career of a politician with a particular pigmentation.
Racism is making judgements about people based on characteristics wholly unrelated to their character. This is the most racist thing I've witnessed in years.
I suppose that I should not read more into this than the fact that it illustrates the primitive mentality of the Newsweek readership. But jesus effing christ America. Wake the hell up. Racism will NEVER end if we keep thinking like this.