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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Democrats stuck on racial issues

Joe Klein writes in Time magazine:
This is not the 1980s; race isn't the issue it was 30 years ago. It isn't binary -- black and white -- anymore. It's a kaleidoscope now: Latinos outnumber blacks in the American population, healthy dollops of South and East Asians add to the mix, and the prospect of a nonwhite majority is just around the bend. In 2013 the jury may still be almost all white, but the shooter is Hispanic -- and the evidence is cloudy. If I were a member of that jury, operating in the context of Florida's barbaric gun laws, I might have had to vote to acquit.
This is wishful thinking. The Zimmerman jury was divided along racial lines, and the polls show that the nation is also.
In a way, the 1980s were the last good time for Republicans. The Democrats were sitting ducks. They refused to face the reality transpiring in the slums. All too often they portrayed criminals as social victims. They defended a morally corrupt welfare system. They considered Daniel Patrick Moynihan's acute observation about the disintegration of the black family "racist." Until Bill Clinton said in 1993 that two-parent families were better for children than single moms -- finally acknowledging a ton of sociological evidence -- most Democrats considered such statements "blaming the victim." ... We must be honest about this: ...
When a columnist suddenly says "be honest", that is a good clue that he is about to do the opposite.

The Democrats are still not facing reality. The welfare system is as corrupt and destructive as ever. Single moms are a core constituency for the Democrats.

He goes on to celebrate massive immigration by non-whites.
The good news is that we are moving beyond all that. The Republicans can no longer profit from being a predominantly all-white, regional, rural party. The Al Sharpton version of the Democratic Party is 20 years in the past. There will always be injustices like the murder of Trayvon Martin, but in our multiracial future, led by our color-blind children, there will be fewer of them.
I am really surprised that Time magazine would say that Trayvon Martin was murdered, when the jury said the opposite.

The Martin national controversy is almost entirely a product of Sharpton lying about the case on MSNBC TV, and Pres. Barack Obama making inflammatory racial comments. The Democrats are race-baiting as much as ever, and we will not have color-blind children anytime soon. The Democrats depend on racial animosity.

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