Tuesday, May 20, 2008

UN rap'ur coming to America

This story made brief news on the cable screamers last night and on blogs as well, such as PYY. Labeling it "theater of the absurd", National Review writer Niles Gardiner outlined the trip:
This week sees the arrival on U.S. soil of Doudou Diene, the U.N. special rapporteur charged with investigating “racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance” in America. Diene, a French-educated lawyer from Senegal, will spend three weeks touring the country, from Washington and New York to Miami, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Anyone with functioning brain cells might quickly tie this special rapporteur's visit with the ongoing drama for the presidency. Even Reuters made the connection!
His campaign has increased turnout among black voters but has also turned off some white voters in a country with a history of slavery and racial segregation.
By the way, which countries do NOT have a history of slavery and segregation in the past 200 years? Have any worked as hard as us to solve them? Anyway, let's introduce some possible meetings...
  • With Geraldine Ferraro, to discuss her hatred of minorities
  • With Bill Clinton on his experiences as the first black president
  • With Reverend Wright to get more info on how the AIDS virus was actually planted
  • With blacks in the NBA to discuss racism and fairness issues inherent in their league
  • With any Latino person
  • With any American Indian
  • With any Pacific Islander
  • With Imus and Al at a roundtable
  • With any of the Duke LaCrosse players
  • And with Jackie and Dunlap, for the cracker perspective
We wish him well and are glad to see he's not going to Memphis or Detroit, where he might get shot, although it has improved. Perhaps he may wish to refer to this guide.

2 comments:

LASunsett said...

From the last link's list, I think it's interesting four states (with the argument possibly being made for a fifth) have made the top ten. WI, CA, OR, and CO all have a large progressive population and power base at the national level. No former Confererate state, save one, made the list.

I bet you could survey attitudes in the black communities of all states, and there would no doubt be a significant percentage that believe their state is the worst.

I love how race-baiters selectively confine the determining criteria for their judgments, into one defining piece of evidence. If they really want to make such a broad assumption for one piece of criteria, it's only fair to look at other areas.

Here is one area
we never hear the nay-sayers front out.

Note how two of the states that made the list, fared in this department.

A.C. McCloud said...

From living several places around the country it seems a people up north and out west fashion themselves as above the racism fray but there are racists anyway. Down south there are still a lot of racists, but many freely admit it. Not sure which is worse.

Bottom line, we've simply got to get past this divide or we'll fall. In one way I agree a black president could be good for America, showing the world an example of how tolerant societies operate. Then again, I'd prefer a conservative black!