Our latest installment in the Real Racism series is a tough one. Because I’m not sure who to ascribe it to.
Five days ago, the candidates for Democratic National Committee Chair all gave what amounted to campaign speeches.
One of them, Sally Boynton Brown of Iowa, had this to say about how she would function as DNC chair:
‘My job is to listen and be a voice and my job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt. My job is to shut other white people down when they want to say,’Oh no I’m not prejudiced I’m a Democrat, I’m accepting'”.
It should be pointed out that this is a sampling of just two. There is stiff competition for the “most racist” title among other DNC contenders – in this regard, Jehmu Greene certainly comes to mind, but she’s not the only one. Let’s not forget Thomas Perez, who believes (I’m not joking here) that White people are not protected under the Voting Rights Act.
So who does the Real Racism tag belong to? Brown? Ellison? Greene? Perez? One of the others?
How about the DNC itself, which tolerates a sick, racist lineup like this one?
Or our supposedly neutral mainstream media – which, five days after sally boynton brown vomited out that overtly racist tirade, have kept her words buried so deep that you’d have to Journey To The Center Of The Earth to find them?
Tell me: If a candidate for Republican National Committee chair ever said anything with even a tiny fraction of boynton’s racism level, how fast would the same media be reporting – featuring it?
No, it’s not easy to decide which entity is the real racist here.
Let’s just call it a tie and say they all are.
Real Racism. It comes in all forms from all sources. No group is immune to it or from it. Certainly not Democrats who aspire to become the DNC chair – and who think racism is just fine, as long as they’re the ones spewing it.