In his latest tirade Thomas left no doubt who he had in mind as being too racially thin skinned when he finger-pointed “liberal elites” and then reeled off the by now familiar litany of racial slights, incidents, and attacks on him over the years all by liberals, of course.
*President Obama again cast an ugly glare on the race tainted drug laws in a recent interview and in reports from the White House.
He specifically finger pointed marijuana. Virtually all medical professionals have repeatedly said that marijuana use is no more damaging than alcohol, and so did Obama.
If anything, judging from the thousands of family break ups, the mountainous carnage from alcohol related accidents and physical deaths from liquor addiction, marijuana use is far safer than alcohol.
Why do so many whites respond to the dog whistle refrain that they, and not minorities, are today’s most likely victims of racial discrimination?
“Colorblindness” helps to legitimate the substance of dog whistle complaints because it promotes understandings of race and racism that obscure discrimination against nonwhites and magnify the ostensible mistreatment of whites.
I am a casual college football fan so I admit I am treading in unfamiliar waters. But I can’t put my foot further in my mouth than Red McCombs did last week.
McCombs is a major financial supporter of the University of Texas so when the football coach position became open at the end of this season McCombs probably expected to be kept in the loop regarding the potential replacements.
*When Oprah speaks people listen.
And you can count on one of those listening being Rush Limbaugh.
As we reported earlier today, when asked about racism affecting President Obama, Lady O told a BBC interviewer that: “there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he is African-American.”
She also gave the example of GOP Congressman Joe Wilson shouting “You lie!” at the president during a Congressional address.
Like we said, Limbaugh was listening and like a hungry dog looking at a fresh piece of meat, he couldn’t resist. He had to go in on Oprah.
“Then how the hell did you become who you were?” Limbaugh said. “Why hasn’t anyone in your audience ever said ‘You lie!’? Because you have.”
“My God, Oprah, Obama was lying,” Limbaugh added.
And of course he didn’t miss the opportunity to point out that Oprah’s success is proof that racial prejudice isn’t a major factor in American life anymore.
“But Oprah, if black people in this country are so mistreated and so disrespected, how in the name of Sam Hill did you happen?… If there is a level of disrespect simply because he’s black then how, Oprah, have you managed to become the at-one-time most popular and certainly wealthiest television personality?”
*Good to know that somebody will be happy to see the Rev. Al Sharpton coming.
Now, you know history has shown that the Rev’s presence, to way too many, is NOT a good thing.
Usually, when he comes a knockin’…nobody wants to be at home. But this Sunday, November 17, when he knocks on the door of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” things will be different. Hallelujah! Can we get a witness?
The episode, which airs at 9PM ET/PST on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, will have the good Rev. speaking on the topic of race in what is anticipated will be an open and revealing discussion. He’ll talk about how his time as an angry black man; his role as a civil rights activist has evolved, and the moment that changed his life. He’ll discuss his new book, “The Rejected Stone,” and what drives him to choose his battles in fighting for what he believes in. He will also let us in on his dramatic weight loss.
Later in the show, Sharpton’s daughters, Ashley and Dominique will join the conversation. This will actually be their first interview together (wow!) and they will talk about “growing up Sharpton;” how their father has shaped their lives and their future.
Tune in Sunday night at 9/8c.