Man, Richard Cohen is like, fuck, I don't even know:
But had you heard about them? Did your crack campaign staff alert you? And what about Wright's honoring Farrakhan? Had you heard about that? Did you feel any obligation to denounce those remarks -- not Farrakhan's, as you had done, but those of Wright himself? Don't you consider yourself a public figure whom others look to for leadership? Do you think you failed them here?Unhitch those britches, prosecutor!
Like Dennis Perrin says, Black America is having a very different conversation than White America right now. And with reason. This morning I read Anne Applebaum, the Virgin Martyr of Found Causes, on China:
Though we don't usually think of it that way, China is in fact a vast, anachronistic, territorial empire, within which one dominant ethnic group, the Han Chinese, rules a host of reluctant "captive nations." To keep the peace, the Chinese use methods not so different from those once used by Austria-Hungary or czarist Russia: political manipulation, repression by secret police and military force.Now that has got to be one of the most un-self-conscious extrusions I've heard in a long time. "A vast, anachronistic, territorial empire." "One dominant ethnic group." "Political manipulation, repression by secret police, and military forces." If Anne Applebaum read her own goddamn paper, she might have discovered that 1 of every 9 black men is in jail, and that our own vast, anachronistic, territorial empire appears to our non-dominant ethnic groups to be quite up on its political manipulation and repression. These crackers look to Tibet and see a long-suffering, noble people, and cheer them on for their molotovs. Meanwhile the problem with black americans is, what, they're not listening to Cosby?