Redefining Race


MILWAUKEE — A radio talk show host drew criticism Thursday after calling Condoleezza Rice an “Aunt Jemima” and saying she isn’t competent to be secretary of state.

The host, who is white, also called Colin Powell an “Uncle Tom.”

He added that he has a long history of commitment to civil rights and support of the black community.

Aunt Jemima

Best of the Web has an excellent analysis, not of this particular incident, but of the paradox it encapsulates: How can someone who claims to support advancement and opportunity for blacks not be pleased about a black woman being named to replace a black man in the nation’s most significant cabinet post?

Answer: Because the black man and woman do not hold to a liberal ideology, i.e., they are not “really black” because they “don’t think like black people.”

Notice that race is redefined so that it has nothing to do with race . . .

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