Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quote of the Day: Racial Double Standards

"Mitt Romney hasn't revealed all of his fall campaign strategy yet, but what if he launched a "White Americans for Romney" movement in an effort to get out the white vote? If the Romney campaign did that, there'd be a media-led outcry across the land, with charges ranging from racial insensitivity to outright racism. When President Barack Obama announced his 2012 launch of "African Americans for Obama", the silence was deafening. Should the same standards be applied to Obama as would be applied to Romney? The answer turns out to be no, because Obama is not held to the same standards as Romney."

~Walter E. Williams

14 Comments:

At 6/20/2012 8:01 AM, Blogger Koya Kalahari said...

What a conundrum!

 
At 6/20/2012 8:39 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

logic is kryptonite for politicians.

this is why they so assiduously avoid it.

 
At 6/20/2012 8:52 AM, Blogger Oldman said...

perhaps the National Association for the Advancement of White People would support Romney?

 
At 6/20/2012 8:55 AM, Blogger Moe said...

I can't wait for Mitt's
"African American Mormons for Romney" campaign.

 
At 6/20/2012 12:11 PM, Blogger al fin said...

Or how about African American yachtsmen for Romney? Or African American Nuclear Physicists for Romney?

Society tends to have low expectations for certain groups, and pretends not to notice when they are given special preferences or when ordinary rules and constraints are not applied to them.

The source of the problem has a source, but very few people are capable of facing it honestly. Even Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams are hesitant to look at evolutionary explanations which provide reasonably accurate statistical predictions.

 
At 6/20/2012 12:24 PM, Blogger morganovich said...

"Society tends to have low expectations for certain groups, and pretends not to notice when they are given special preferences or when ordinary rules and constraints are not applied to them."

alas, we seem to call such people "politicians".

 
At 6/20/2012 1:39 PM, Blogger Bruce Hall said...

That video made the rounds when it came out in February:

http://michigantaxes.com/wordpress/2012/02/vote-for-me-because-i-am-black/

But it is worth keeping it in the public eye.

 
At 6/20/2012 2:52 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Who are the racists now?

 
At 6/20/2012 3:12 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"logic is kryptonite for politicians.

this is why they so assiduously avoid it.
"...

Heh! Heh! Very good point morganovich...

"Who are the racists now?" ...

Well tom, who have always been the racists?

 
At 6/21/2012 5:11 AM, Blogger Devis billy said...

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At 6/21/2012 6:34 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Walter Williams is a racist!

:^D

 
At 6/21/2012 6:37 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

>>> Well tom, who have always been the racists?

For a good summary:

Civil Rights, The Left & The Legacy Of MLK

 
At 6/21/2012 6:39 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

>>> perhaps the National Association for the Advancement of White People would support Romney?

I'm sure he could get the backing of the National Organization for Men...

 
At 6/24/2012 11:38 AM, Blogger Don Culo said...

Romney is a friend of the NAACP....National Association for The Advancement of Corporate Profits.

 

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