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Race, in 2013

A few interesting reads.

First, Gov. Bobby Jindal on “The End of Race”. He gets it. “There is no more shallow, hollow, or soulless way to think about human beings than in terms of their skin color. It is completely inane.” RTWT.

Next, Charles C. W. Cooke on the Oberlin College mess, in which left-wing activists terrorized the Oberlin campus with acts of overt racism – while university officials, who knew their true identities, did nothing.

People speak of ‘fake hate crimes’ or ‘a hoax’ there, and I understand why, but I find it superficial. I wonder how fake they were?

You see, the Left has a long history of being deeply racist. In earlier times, Democrats or other left-wing progressives defended slavery, gave America the KKK and Jim Crow, created Planned Parenthood for eugenics purposes, praised Mussolini and Hitler (who were themselves avowed socialists), segregated Japanese-Americans into internment camps (that was Franklin D. Roosevelt), resisted integration, etc.

21st-century leftists, such as Dylan Bleier and Matt Alden of Oberlin, try to race-bait in the opposite direction now (with whites to be put down, rather than made superior). But it’s still just the Left’s crude obsession with classifying and judging people by race. Bleier and Alden, I believe, merely found an indirect, progressive-activist, politically-correct way to act out the repressed racial hatreds of their own hearts.

Finally, Jonah Goldberg on “The ‘Race Conversation’ Network: MSNBC has mastered the art of making unracial things racial.” A quick run-down of those fun-loving TV hosts who somehow, endlessly, manage to hear racist dog whistles in every political expression or viewpoint they don’t like.

UPDATE: William A. Jacobsen summarizes the Oberlin race hoax, with good links. As I watched some of the video, I couldn’t help wondering for a brief moment if “concerned” progressives are some of the stupidest, most gullible people ever. (ADDENDUM:) But then I also thought of the adage, “hindsight is 20/20”.



  1. Michelle Malkin – an Oberlin grad herself – has a great rundown on the timeline of this supposed “hate crime”:

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 25, 2013 @ 2:41 pm - August 25, 2013

  2. Liberals are the ultimate racists/sexists and every other “ist”. Their elitist attitude requires them to identify individuals by some sub-group so they can feel sorry for that person according to that corresponding association and then proceed to stroke their own ego by trying to “help”. That explains why so many people don’t view liberals as the true racists in this country. Most libertarian/conservative-minded people simply view you as an individual and expect you to succeed or fail on your own merits, no excuses.

    Comment by Eddie Swaim — August 25, 2013 @ 7:20 pm - August 25, 2013

  3. Why does it seem like liberals are always the perpetrators of the fake racism/sexism/etc hoaxes. It’s like they have a mental illness that demands they be a victim of something.

    And Obama always seems happy to condemn racially motivated stuff when blacks are victims but he is unaware of it when blacks are the racists.

    Comment by Just Me — August 26, 2013 @ 8:45 am - August 26, 2013

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