Dateline America circa 21st century: GOP candidates prefer white women
I think its time the media challenged the GOP presidential contenders for their racial bias. I mean come on, let's face it, each and everyone of them has gotten a pass for their predilection for white women.
Not a single one of the four, Romney, Santorum, Gingrich or Paul has ever shown any interest whatsoever in women of colour. (There ain't nothin any of you fellers want to tell us is there?)
Why is no one asking these questions?
It wouldn't have anything to do with a chicken shit double standard would it?
I guarangodamntee you if the Democratic presidential contender showed this much interest in white women it would be a national obsession.
When I first heard the joke I literally did a spit take. Why? Because it was just funny as hell that's why. But instead of engaging America about its racial issues from the safety of comedic discourse by countering feigned indignation with an even funnier joke we are getting apologies.
Its going to be a very long campaign season.
You know its hard, who ever said it would be easy?
I first became aware of the Treyvon Martin incident shortly after it occurred. I found out about it not because Black folks rose up in protest, but because general interest media controlled by white folks, who apparently were just as outraged by it as the black community, thought it was news worthy.
Indeed it was newsworthy, but it took another month for the controversy to come to a full rolling boil. But just because it took mainstream broadcast media a few weeks to pick up the story doesn't make it race riot worthy. And they seem to be all over it now.
I remember being first saddened and then angered by the issue. Saddened for those who lost a child, angered by those who would seek to protect his killer. I remember thinking this had all the makings of a federal civil rights violation case written all over it and ultimately that looks like what it will turn out to be.
But before we go all tribal and turn this into a racist America versus Black America issue we should remember two things:
1. There are many white people who were and are just as outraged as black folks about this killing and therefore we shouldn't create separation where there is none.
2. After the killer has had his day in court there are still folks who need to be held to account for trying to subvert justice by protecting the killer. If these folks are not made to explain their actions then nothing has changed.
The good news is we have already found the answer to racism and posted it here 2 years ago. The question now is where is the constituency for murdered kids who don't fit into any minority group.