The incomparable Hanson points out the rise of what he calls “racial tribalism” on the part of a growing number of affluent and successful black people.
It’s not just identification with blacks as a group, either. It’s this:
Here is actor Jamie Foxx joking recently about his new movie role: “I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” Reverse white and black in the relevant ways and even a comedian would hear national outrage. Instead, his hip “Saturday Night Live” audience even gave Foxx applause.
Race-obsessed comedian Chris Rock tweeted on the Fourth of July, “Happy white peoples (sic) independence day …”
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, in a recent interview, sounded about as unapologetically reactionary as you can get: “I voted for Barack because he was black. … I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years.”
No one in Hollywood used to be more admired than Morgan Freeman, who once lectured interviewers on the need to transcend race. Not now, in the new age of racial regression. Freeman has accused Obama critics and the Tea Party of being racists. He went on to editorialize on Obama’s racial bloodlines: “Barack had a mama, and she was white – very white, American, Kansas, middle of America … America’s first black president hasn’t arisen yet.”
Freeman’s racial-purity obsessions were echoed on the CNN website, where an ad for the network’s recent special report on race included a crude quote from three teen poets: “Black enough to be a n—–. White enough to be a good one.”
…ESPN sports commentator Rob Parker blasted Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III last week for admirably stating that he did not wish to be defined by his race rather than by his character: “He’s black, he does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause.” Parker added: “He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with.” (ESPN suspended Parker for his remarks.)
Unfortunately, the new racialist derangement is not confined to sports and entertainment. The Rev. Joseph Lowery — who gave the benediction at President Obama’s first inauguration — sounded as venomous as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a speech that Lowery delivered to a black congregation shortly before this year’s election: “I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running.” Lowery reportedly preceded that rant by stating that when he was younger, he believed that all whites were going to hell, but now he merely believes that most of them are. And in his 2009 inauguration prayer, Lowery ended with his hopes for a future day when “white will embrace what is right.”
None of this should be any surprise. As Hanson also points out, Obama and his AG Holder have fostered some of it by various remarks (as has “put y’all back in chains” VP Biden). But I contend that, although they have all acted as releasers for these sorts of sentiments, the real culprits (as Hanson also points out) are those educators who have taught over and over in the last few decades that racism is only racism when practiced by white people, and that black people are eternally and forever their innocent victims.
One of the hopes of Barack Obama’s election as president was that there would be some sort of racial healing as a result. How’s that working out for ya? Not very well. And perhaps I’ve missed it, but has Obama ever denounced racist remarks uttered by a black person towards whites? The only time I can recall—and in this his hand was forced—was when he threw former mentor Reverend Wright under the bus in order to get elected in 2008.