Tuesday, June 16, 2009

South Carolina Republican Activist Rusty DePass Compares First Lady [Michelle Obama] To A "Gorilla"

Hi everyone,


He don't mean nuthin' by it. He's jus' a good ol'boy.






Always easy to blame this on the South, but Randy Newman, alone, seems to have actually understood the truer meaning of this, and decades early.

hiho
Mp

2 comments:

James Dionne said...

Racism is wrong on all fronts, but the Democrats have their share of racists, too. Robert Byrd is a former KKK leader, for Pete's sake.

Mpeterson said...

Leftover Dixiecrats are a bit too-easy a target.

The really interesting question, something well beyond a blogsized conversation is whether the politics of one party or the other is more prone to perpetuate the institutional racist/sexist/classist barriers that still plague questions of justice for all in America.

As a rule, the Republicans have been all about maintaining the status quo.... that's a good thing if you're a financially secure white guy.

-- more and more, however, I'm unable to tell one party from the other. I stopped trying around 1980. Since then I try to look at individuals.