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.



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.