May 14, 2013

Soledad O'Brien: White People Who Aren't Racists Are Racists

You can't win with the left. If you talk about racism, you are a racist. If you see no racism to talk about, you are a racist. If you consider a person's race when judging them, you are a racist. If you don't consider a person's race when judging them, you are a racist.

This, of course, only applies to Conservative whites (and those 'Uncle Tom' Conservative blacks). If you are a white liberal, like O'Brien, you can prove you are not racist by accusing all whites of being racists. You know, turning on your own race to prove your solidarity to all non-white races. Unless you are a minority. Then turning on your own race makes you a racist by default.

O'Brien, just named a distinguished visiting fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, told the school's Institute of Politics that she's often confronted by whites who want to take issue with her documentaries on race in America.

"People would sometimes, when I give speeches, stand up and say, 'You know, I think your black America documentaries (are) divisive. I think like, you know, listen, we shouldn't think of ourselves as African-American. We're Americans, and everybody should stop separating themselves out,'" she said in a new video from the institute.

She continued: "First of all, it's only white people who ever said that -- 'if we could just see beyond race. If only people didn't see race, it would be such a better place, and you are responsible for bringing up these icky race issues, Soledad, you should just let sleeping dogs lie.'"

O'Brien added: "I was like, again, 'OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with, and I have no problem seeing race, and I think we should talk about race."

Got it? It's racist to talk about race and to not talk about race.

Maybe this will help:

racist-flow-chart.jpg

By DMartyr at 09:46 AM | Comments |