Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I'm particularly skeptical of cries by racism from white liberals against white conservatives. Too often those accusations simply use race to discredit a political perspective. MSNBC commentator Ed Schultz got caught doing exactly that here. He accuses Texas Governor Rick Perry of racism after Perry said that there was a black cloud hanging over America. Schultz states that Perry is referring to the President, when Perry is clearly referring to the economy. Schultz is clearly attacking Perry's political position, but as an aperitif to the political attack, he first accuses Perry of racism. This is clearly a mis-use of race and the folks who will pay for it ultimately are folks of color when they object to legitimate acts of racism.