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MSgt213 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:41 PM
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Conservatives judge people by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin. Or did I get that in the wrong order?

Charles Krauthammer, a psychologist, learned man, writer of presidential speeches, and failed admitter of the aforementioned fact when it's relevant, engages in such blatant white paternalism that it surprises me he didn't rename himself "Boss" for the article.
Because of her race, her symbolism and her personal story, Rice is not a run-of-the-mill appointment but a historic one. Which makes some of the more vitriolic charges against the first African American woman ever chosen for the office once held by Thomas Jefferson particularly wounding and politically risky.

Mark Dayton of Minnesota accused her of lying in order to persuade the American people to go to war -- a charge that is not just false but that most Americans don't believe. Rice was not a generator of intelligence. She was a consumer -- of a highly defective product.

Ms. Black Rice, who is black, was blackily blacking along when...

Krauthammer might want to check history for a second. She may not have generated intelligence, but it was her job to evaluate it and promote it to make the case for the war. She may not have been the one making the defective product, but she was certainly selling it knowing that it was prone to explode during regular use. Whether or not she's black, she doesn't get excused for that.

In the Big White World of Rice Race Boosters, you can't critique black people - at least, the "successful" ones. Working-class black people, of course, are fair game, because we don't know their names and can't exploit their oh-so-touching stories. Black people with great power have done enough merely to attain and wield that power; in Krauthammer's world, her blackness is a de facto qualification. Like a small child, she gets credit simply for not trying to eat the toy.

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itzamirakul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:08 PM
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1. I read his column today also and it is so strange that
whenever Democrats bring up the question of race, we are "playing the race card," but when Republicans are bringing up race, they are sooo righteous. I am so sick of this double-speak.

The woman LIED and it doesn't matter if she is pink polka-dot with green stripes.
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