Bench Memos

The Liberal Plantation

Peter Kirsanow has previously noted that “[l]eft-leaning political cartoonists depict [Janice Rogers Brown] as an Aunt Jemima on steroids, complete with exaggerated physical features typically found only in the racist literature distributed by hate groups.” Schumer’s rhetoric (quoted by Kathryn) would seem to suggest that he views Brown as an “uppity black woman.” (The quote marks are to highlight the racist cliché, not to attribute those specific words to Schumer.) All of this is further evidence for the proposition, long advanced by the Wall Street Journal op-ed page, that liberals are very scared by blacks who have dared to escape from the comforts of the liberal plantation.