Wednesday, September 06, 2006

When Is Racism Not Racism? By Frances Rice

The double standard looms large when Democrats practice racism. Those who search in the Republican Party haystack for racist needles, ignore the mountain of evidence about racism in the Democrat Party.

Recently Democrat Senator Joe Biden boasted proudly on FOX News that his qualification to be president was enhanced because his home state of Delaware held blacks in human bondage. “You don’t know my state,” Biden crowed. “ My state was a slave state.“ Imagine the media firestorm that would have ensued if a Republican had uttered such an outrageously racist comment. Biden was also given a pass when he lamented on camera that Americans can’t go into a Dunkin Donut restaurant without seeing dark-skinned Pakistanis or Indians from India. Senator Hillary Clinton set the tone for this type of race-based slander when she insulted Mahatma Gandhi of India who was a role model for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by calling Gandhi a gas station attendant.

Equally reprehensible rhetoric came from Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy when he unabashedly referred to black judicial nominees as "Neanderthals". Democrat Senator Harry Reid punctuated Kennedy’s slur on black professionals when he appeared on Meet the Press and attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, demeaning the justice as an incompetent Negro, incapable of writing good English. “Slap at Thomas stinks of racism,” was the headline of the New York Daily News’ December 7, 2004 editorial.

In an similar display of racism reminiscent of Jim Crow days, an era of discrimination ushered in by Democrats, Democrats threw Oreo cookies (black on the outside and white on the inside) onto the stage during an appearance of Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele. Two members of the Democratic Senatorial Committee (DSCC) resigned in September 2005 after admitting they illegally obtained Mr. Steele’s credit report in a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, a federal offense. The two culprits were Katie Barge, the DSCC’s research director and her deputy, Lauren Weiner. Ms. Barge recently pled guilty to a misdemeanor.

Democrat talk show hosts and cartoonists showed their racist underbelly when Dr. Condoleezza Rice was nominated to be the first black woman secretary of state. Pat Oliphant drew Dr. Rice as a big-lipped, buck-toothed squaking parrot, smearing her as a empty-headed stooge. Jeff Danzinger depicted Dr. Rice as a stereotyped “mammy,” barefoot and ignorant. Ted Rall referred to Dr. Rice as President Bush’s “House [N-word]”. John Sylvester, a white liberal Democrat in Madison, Wisconsin, characterized Dr. Rice on his radio talk show as a stupid, servile black woman, calling her an “Aunt Jemima”.

When Dr. Rice appeared before the Senate for her confirmation hearing, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, the former “Keagle” in the Ku Klux Klan, led other Democrats, including Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer, in a filibuster of Dr. Rice’s confirmation. The New York Post skewed Byrd for blocking Dr. Rice’s confirmation and wondered if Byrd was motivated by racism. Given Byrd’s history, the answer is a definite yes. Although Byrd officially left the Ku Klux Klan in 1943, he continued for years afterwards to advise the terrorist group that was started by the Democrats. In the early 1970’s, Byrd pushed to have the Senate’s main office building named after Democrat Senator Richard Russell, Byrd’s mentor and leading opponent of anti-lynching legislation. In 2001, Byrd was forced to apologize for using the N-word on television.

There was no public outcry when Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd praised Senator Byrd as someone who would have been "a great senator for any moment," including the Civil War. Democrats denounced Senator Trent Lott for his remarks about Senator Strom Thurmond. Senator Thurmond defended blacks against lynching and the discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats. If Senator Byrd and Senator Thurmond were alive during the Civil War and Byrd had his way, Thurmond would have been lynched.

President Bill Clinton's mentor was J. William Fulbright, a staunch segregationist, and none of President Clinton’s inner-circle of advisors were blacks. Clinton failed to take action to stop the massacre of over 800,000 Rwandans. Without congressional or UN approval, Clinton sent 20,000 troops to help the white Europeans in Bosnia, but refused to send troops to help the 800,000 blacks in Africa.

Clinton also refused to help black longshoremen who were called the N-word on the job and denied promotions. When a federal court ordered several hundred major shipping companies to adopt an affirmative action program to hire and promote more black longshoremen, Clinton refused to enforce the court order. Clinton not only refused to help blacks in the longshoremen case, but he also had his Attorney General, Janet Reno, file a class action, reverse discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a group of white janitors at Illinois State University to stop the University from hiring blacks. While Clinton was the governor of Arkansas, he was sued by several of his back employees for discriminating against them.

In stark contrast to their rhetoric, Democrats, by their actions, demonstrate that they are hostile to civil rights and economic prosperity for blacks. After five years of research, inner-city minister Rev. Wayne Perryman wrote a book entitled Unfounded Loyalty that exposes the Democrat Party’s 150-year history of racism against blacks. Based on his research, Rev. Perryman sued the Democrat Party for reparations. The Democrats came into court, admitted their racist past, then refused to apologize because they know that blacks will vote for Democrats regardless of the harm Democrats cause to blacks.


FreeMan said...

Out of Context Quote - Traitor to the Afrikan Race US Federal Judge Janice Rogers Brown Afrikan Woman appointed by Bush II believes that Plessy v Ferguson 1899? decision allowing racial discrimination against Afrikans & Dred Scott decision 1857 decision stating that Afrikans have no rights Slave or Free that White European-American Males are to respect are correct laws -
that legal opinion is outdated & extremely backwards - it is a Legal Neandranthral legal opinion - that is what Senator Kennedy meant

akindele akinyemi said...

uhh...yeah...right..if a republican would have said the same thing this would have been constituted as racism from your view point.