The left's list of "acceptable" blacks
"Achievement is not what liberalism is about. Victimhood and dependency are." So writes Thomas Sowell, a columnist who regularly brings a refreshing reality check to issues of race, culture, ideology, and history. Money quote:
Liberal Democrats, especially, must keep blacks fearful of racism everywhere, including in an administration whose Cabinet includes people of Chinese, Japanese, Hispanic, and Jewish ancestry, and two consecutive black Secretaries of State. Blacks must be kept believing that their only hope lies with liberals. Not only must the present be distorted, so must the past -- and any alternative view of the future must be nipped in the bud. That is why prominent minority figures who stray from the liberal plantation must be discredited, debased and, above all, kept from becoming federal judges.