November 16, 2008

When Will Racism Be Over in America?

The most tedious argument over the past fortnight is the one in which our pinhead pundits debate whether or not the election of Obama means racism is over.

Here's the short answer: "No."

If the election of Obama proves one thing about the race card in American politics, it proves that the race card is just to valuable a card to take out of the deck. It works and will keep on being played until it doesn't work any longer.

Which leaves us with the even more tedious question, "How long, oh pinhead pundits, how long until racism is over in America?"

Here's the less-short answer: "Racism in America will be over when the people do not elect or re-elect an African-American for President."

As to when sexism in America will be over, that's going to happen at the end of racism or shortly thereafter. In fact, given the rise of Sarah Palin and the intensity which the current ruling racists of America are seeking to destroy her, the racists know that too.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 16, 2008 10:31 AM
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Racism is over. Pull up your goddamn pants, I don't want to look at your f###ing underwear anymore, oh yes, and tie your shoes, you do know how to tie your shoes -- don't you?

Posted by: Fat Man at November 16, 2008 12:34 PM

Oh noes! Le roi isn't mort! I refuse to believe le roi is mort! Because what are we going to do now if le roi is mort? Our whole lives, political or otherwise (nah, scratch that... "our whole lives" = political) are predicated on us having the sole purpose of fighting le roi's oppression! Might as well drop dead right now if le roi is mort.

/me gets out of leftist's brain

Posted by: Richard Lund at November 16, 2008 1:42 PM

The race and guilt cards will doubtless continue to be used as "trumps" in this polite little game we've all been playing for the past 40 years. That is until somebody, probably sooner rather than later, decides they're not going to play nice any more, kicks over the card table, and shoots out the lights.

And then it's going to get really ugly.

Posted by: MarkJ at November 16, 2008 2:15 PM

I think it was Mark Steyn (who is often accused of being a racist) who clarified that what he is in fact is a "culturist". He does not appreciate certain characteristics of some cultures. I don't either.

Even black people of a libertarian or conservative persuasion cannot escape the racism accusation when they criticize black culture. So what hope is there for us white people?

Posted by: sgi at November 16, 2008 4:58 PM

Racism will be over when all the terminally stupid people who voted on the basis of a racism that they totally paid no attention to, forgot about, or never even allowed into the small synapses of their brains -- because they were too damn busy trying to make a living and live and let live, as Americans do -- realize they've been had, baby!

IOW: a couple of generations. Stupidity, especially the freshly-minted, intentionally manufactured variety, dies hard.

Posted by: JBean at November 16, 2008 5:25 PM

It's over when we can question a black politican's character and have them lose the majority of the black vote for lack of it. Obama's character was never in doubt, because it was never questioned.

Posted by: twolaneflash at November 16, 2008 6:09 PM

Racism will be over when Detroit elects a white mayor in 2325.

Posted by: james wilson at November 16, 2008 8:25 PM


Detroit will be over before racism is over.

Posted by: Hangtown Bob at November 17, 2008 9:03 AM

Hangtown Bob,

Do I detect optimism in that prediction?

Posted by: james wilson at November 17, 2008 11:10 AM

Dumb question here........... Why African-American? Were these folks born in Africa? I don't refer to myself as an Anglo-Scot-Polish-Sino Canadian. Dumb eh..

Posted by: Circe at November 17, 2008 7:50 PM


Jessie Jackson said it must be so. Really. My recollection is, about twenty years ago. And white people are so couragous, they agreed right away.
I've never uttered the phrase, so they haven't run the table yet.

Posted by: james wilson at November 18, 2008 8:34 AM