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Transcending Race Cont’d

From a reader:

Jonah,

 

As a black conservative, I can appreciate how far we have come in this country — I even felt a tinge of pain as my family and I went to the polls and voted against Obama — but we will not have truly transcended race in America until who you voted for is not assumed because of the color of your skin.

 

Just as being black and not supporting Obama’s candidacy was seen as traitorous by most in the black community, I can only imagine what being black and critical of his policies, once those policies are shown to be an abject failure, will mean.

 

The monopoly of support for the Democratic party by blacks may now come to a head as there will be no “evil” Republicans to blame for the possible economic pain that the country will feel and that the black community will disproportionately feel from these policies.

 

Thanks for all you do,

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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