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I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this article.
One of these days before I die, I hope to see a shift in the attitudes of so many of my black brothers and sisters in this great country we share, from perpetual victimhood, to pride in their achievements on the road from slave to American citizen.

Remember Ronald Reagan’s story about the kid who had to shovel a huge pile of manure? He went about it with such joy he was asked why and said, “With all that manure, there’s got to be a pony in there somewhere.”

The pony hidden in slavery is the fact that it was the ticket to America for black people. I have long urged blacks to consider their presence here as the work of God, who wanted to bring them to this raw, new country and used slavery to achieve it. A harsh life, to be sure, but many immigrants suffered hardships and indignations as indentured servants. Their descendants rose above it. You don’t hear them bemoaning their forebears’ life the way some blacks can’t rise above the fact theirs were slaves.

This would be asinine and offensive even if the writer were black. But...LOOK AT HER! She's, like, the whitest white middle aged woman ever! She looks whiter than me, and I'm a pasty Mick. Good sweet Jesus.

Link from Shakespeare's Sister.

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millamant_
Mar. 14th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
This piece is so offensive on so many levels, the mind boggles. "Yeah, slavery was hard, but at least it brought you here to this shining beacon of a nation?" WTF?! I mean, really, who has ever justified slavery in those terms?
fromaway
Mar. 15th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
I believe there's a black Republican public figure of some kind who has...

But it takes a special level of gall for a white person to do it. It's the new "but we SAVED you from the barbarism of the DARK CONTINENT and now you can come to JESUS!"

Actually, I'm not so sure they're not using that one now...

And she finishes this up with a rant on school vouchers. How anticlimactic.

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