Here is actor Jamie Foxx joking recently about his new movie role: "I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?" Reverse white and black in the relevant ways and even a comedian would hear national outrage. Instead, his hip "Saturday Night Live" audience even gave Foxx applause.Dr. Hanson also cites open racism from supposed Christians such as Rev. Joseph Lowery and Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Obama's injection of race into the Henry Louis Gates and Trayvon Martin affairs.
Race-obsessed comedian Chris Rock tweeted on the Fourth of July, "Happy white peoples (sic) independence day ..."
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, in a recent interview, sounded about as unapologetically reactionary as you can get: "I voted for Barack because he was black. ... I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years."
No one in Hollywood used to be more admired than Morgan Freeman, who once lectured interviewers on the need to transcend race. Not now, in the new age of racial regression. Freeman has accused Obama critics and the Tea Party of being racists. He went on to editorialize on Obama's racial bloodlines: "Barack had a mama, and she was white – very white, American, Kansas, middle of America ... America's first black president hasn't arisen yet."
Freeman's racial-purity obsessions were echoed on the CNN website, where an ad for the network's recent special report on race included a crude quote from three teen poets: "Black enough to be a n-----. White enough to be a good one." ....
ESPN sports commentator Rob Parker blasted Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III last week for admirably stating that he did not wish to be defined by his race rather than by his character: "He's black, he does his thing, but he's not really down with the cause." Parker added: "He's not one of us. He's kind of black, but he's not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with." ....
Attorney General Eric Holder, our nation's top prosecutor, has referred to African-Americans as "my people" and called Americans "a nation of cowards" for not focusing on race relations on his terms. [Emph. added]
The open issue is how anyone can bridge this divide and how our government can function effectively with important groups preaching open hatred for fellow citizens.
In the best of times, democracy is a fragile institution and these are not the best of times.
PREVIOUSLY on racism:
•“They’re starting to realize white people are human beings just like us.”
•Recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom says all whites will go to Hell
•Former Mayor Marion Barry declares that Asians are "dirty"
•Dem. Rep. says Rep. Allen West resembles a hyena
•Is it racist to require a photo ID to buy drain cleaner?
•NY Times: Midwesterners have low-sloping foreheads
•Don't understand what was said? Then it must be racist!
•California offers student tutoring but only for students belonging to the right races
•For liberals, "affirmative action" means "keep the Asians out"
•Occupy Portland protesters hurl racist taunts at an African American
•Democrat: "Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men"
•The subtleties of White Privilege
•Is witch doctor image racist?
•Obama ally: "I hate white people...."
•“You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”
•"The city wasn't ready to hire a white police chief."
•A prominent black politician says the white incumbent cannot properly represent black voters.
•San Franciscans discriminate against blacks.
•"He's not black and he can't represent me, that's just the bottom line."