African Americans in America

by Duke Pasquini on July 29, 2013

One of my high school classmates recently sent out a blurb about how unfair it was that Pat Buchanan was fired for the things he said about African Americans.  I was going to post it here, but I find it too offensive.

It basically said that we’ve done so much for black people that they have no excuse for the lives they have now.  The argument was the we have a black president, many successful black men and women, and that of course everything is fine now.

Which of course, ignores the fact that the tea party and the Republicans as a whole, suffer from misguided and subtle racism.

I responded with a couple emails, but I wrote this today, and think it sums up the Republicans in just a few words.

Well Bob, being black is like starting a race 100 yards behind with a 100 lb pack on your back.  You can never catch up.  The white fans in the bleachers and in the race keep  saying, “we fed them, we gave them track uniforms, gave them expensive running shoes, instructed them in racing technique, made sure they had a bed to sleep in, and they’re still losing.  What a bunch of losers.”
That’s exactly what you and Buchanan and others like him are doing. 
I don’t think more needs to be said.

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Eve Taylor July 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Spot-on, Duke! Someone posted the same thing on my FB feed. Disgusted…..I fired right back! Keep up the good work! 🙂


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