Ta-Nehisi Coates has an important post here that I think could probably use an “amen” from a white person. It’s absurd how totally disproportionate the volume of public concern is about black people “playing the race card” or about “political correctness” stifling someone or other to the volume of public concern about actual racism.
Just yesterday we had Byron York saying that black people’s opinion shouldn’t count when tallying up how popular someone is and, on a sillier note, this bizarre CNN segment on Obama’s “swagga”. Now we’ve still come a long way from when the local sheriff’s deputy would put a mask on during his off-shift on burn your house down for trying to register to vote. But this stuff is no good. And it’d be nice if some of the conservatives who like to rant and rave about how put upon white people are these days would take notice of this kind of BS on CNN or within their own ranks when it comes to things like York’s column.