The Corner

Racism & Obama

From a reader in response to my column today:

Your piece gets to the heart of the issue. Your last paragraph speaks volumes about race relations and the Democratic Party. As an African-American, I have never supported a Democratic presidential candidate. Why? Because I have always believed that the Democratic Party’s and the liberal media’s marked propensity to stigmatize the Republican Party as racist is a disingenuous attempt to deflect any criticism about the Democratic Party’s own shortcomings in this regard. Much of what the DNC and the liberal media say about its commitment to stamp out racism in America rings hollow, because they never miss an opportunity to fan the flames of bigotry. If one needs proof about where racism lies, whether consciously or not, all one has to do is to take a close look at some of Joe Biden’s comments in recent years.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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