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Monday, August 26, 2013

Everything old is new again

Bobby Jindal explains it all to you.


So, according to Gov. "Bobby" Jindal, the way to end "race" in America is for everybody to be white.  No, seriously:

Yet we still place far too much emphasis on our “separateness,” our heritage, ethnic background, skin color, etc. We live in the age of hyphenated Americans: Asian-Americans, Italian-Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, Indian-Americans, and Native Americans, to name just a few.

Here’s an idea: How about just “Americans?” That has a nice ring to it, if you ask me. Placing undue emphasis on our “separateness” is a step backward. Bring back the melting pot.
I know that argument is older than the Governor; and, if possible, even more discredited.  Granted, this sounds like a laudable sentiment:

We are all created in the image of God — skinny, fat, tall, short, dark, light, whatever. Who cares? What does it matter? It’s time to get over it. It’s time for the end of race in America. Now that would be progress.
But it doesn't address "white" America.  It explicitly addresses "non-white" America.  Clearly that is where our "race problem" comes from.  If Aaron McGruder were to include this editorial on "The Boondocks," it would be the rantings of Uncle Ruckus, the black man who hates blacks and black American culture, and literally worships white Americans.  Jindal really is that transparent in his "argument."

Now somebody explain to him he's not "white."


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