The Moment the Veil of Post-Racialism Fell
You didn’t really believe all that stuff about “moving past” race, did you? No, no. You misunderstood: We’re only a “post-racial” society when it benefits preferred minorities and the white liberals who crowd surf among them. By no means does that negate the right of race hucksters to continue capitalizing on their “narrative.”
Of course, the pitchmen’s attire has changed, and as Victor Davis Hanson points out, it can’t help but give the game away:
Meanwhile, that the rest of the country is supposed to cringe and feel sorry that we are still a racist nation — as an African-American president, governor, and mayor all weigh in on the plight of an endowed African-American professor — seems odd. Sorry, but somehow I think most would tend to disagree.
One could go crazy making a continual search for hope in such things, but I do wonder if the haloed benediction of America’s First hasn’t just lost its fuzzy glow. Sgt. Crowley erred in the presence of a four-tiered old-boys network, and the nation has now seen an Ivy League you-don’t-know-who-you’re-messing-with threat backed up by the President of the United States.
Me, I can’t believe that it’s still in the news.