At the risk of getting into trouble I must say I find Reid's comments about President Obama being accepted because he is a light skinned Black American that doesn't sound black disturbing. Disturbing just on face value itself, but even more so on a philosophical level.
Disturbing because it imply's that Americans are racist in general and had President Obama been a dark skinned black who spoke more like a black individual he would have been rejected on that basis. Very disturbing and a completely racist statement by a national political leader.
What is interesting is that the discussion skirts a central issue with respect to racism. The motivator for skirting the issue is to perpetuate the government, and leftist media's desire to categorize people by their race and or ethnicity rather than as Americans.
This is done intentionally to divide the nation along ethnic and racial lines to create the condition where politicians, and government leaders can "play the issue to their political advantage." In other words to build their political base on government preferential treatment based on race and or ethnicity.
It is long past time to move on to the understanding we are all Americans regardless of race or ethnicity, and each individual should be judged on their merit or lack thereof. Statements such as the one made by Harry Reid have no place in 21st century America as it plays into the race issue in such a way as to continue division along racial lines.
In my opinion Harry Reid should step down from his leadership position and the body in which he is employed should officially censure him. It is likely however their will be little to no fallout for Reid. It is very likely that the double standard will be applied in this case. Click on CBS News to hear Senator Feinstein's comments on Face The Nation today.
It is to President Obama's credit he accepted Reid's apology. But that really isn't of great significance in the larger scheme of things. Is it?
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