In the world of Britt Hume and other white republican males, nothing beats being a black man in America. To them, being black is the only reason Barack Obama became and Harvard educated lawyer and became president of the United States, and it is the only reason that Eric Holder became the highest ranking law enforcement official in the country. It's a twofer, and it drives right-wing white men of a certain age, crazy.
“This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to hold the jobs that they hold.”
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“To those two men, race has been both a shield and a sword that they have used effectively to defend themselves and attack others,” Hume continued. “It is depressing at this stage in our national life, after all we’ve been through on this issue and given the overwhelming consensus of civil rights, that this stuff is still going on.”
Black folks who have busted their butts in academia and in their work life, and who have achieved a relative amount of success in America, have heard this all before. When folks like Britt Hume and George Will make these pronouncements, we know just where they are coming from, and it is not a good place.
I agree with Hume that this is all "depressing", but I think it's depressing for a different reason. It's depressing because if it was left to them and people like them, civil rights would be at pre 1965 levels in this country.
Let's face it, quite a few of these people would rather live in North Korea, or have a former KGB agent as their president than this Negro.
Finally, a scary story that is still breaking out of Kansas.
"An anti-Semitic gunman killed three people during a shooting spree at a Jewish community center and a senior home in a Kansas City suburb, authorities said.
Cops busted the triggerman, dressed in a white T-shirt and green jacket, outside a nearby elementary school. The man spewed anti-Semitic hate speech as officers led him away, local media reported.
"Heil Hitler!" the unkempt, elderly man yelled." [Source]
In the days to come we will hear more about this shooter and his motivations.
It should be interesting.
*Britt Hume's pic from whotalking.com