Monday, October 13, 2008

The One Important Thing That All White Folks Missed About John Lewis' Criticism Of John McCain's Campaign Tactics and Rallies

As I watched white pundit, after white journalist, after white campaign supporter, alternatively decry, support, debunk, agree, dispute, or just plain old freak out over John Lewis' harsh remarks about John McCain's campaign tactics, I was struck by how all these nice white men and women missed the obvious.

John Lewis represented the first African American of any political stature to speak out against the racism and racist tactics of McCain's campaign. I have watched a ton of news shows since McCain's campaign went all negative all the time and I have yet to see one black person, whether they were the common man or the elected man, being asked one single question about McCain's campaign tactics.

During this campaign cycle the voices and views of black folks have been largely overlooked by the mainstream media, but this is a new low. Back in the day when there were questions over race and racism, they use to ask black folks for opinion, now they don't even bother.

5 comments:

D.J. October 13, 2008 at 4:40 AM  

we can't possible be judges about racism, were biased.

The Ink October 13, 2008 at 8:18 AM  

I am kinda astonished that John Lewis' reputation and record hasn't played into this.


This isn't Random Negro Congressman.


I hold John Lewis' history in the same esteem that I would hold John McCain's (before he started trading in it like it was some reputation 401K)

If John Lewis says something is reminiscent of the 60s...you kinda gotta accept that based on his record.


Assuming you have any respect for his record.

wisdomteachesme October 13, 2008 at 10:52 AM  

HA!
you are right-- they arenot asking many if any at all what we believe.
They figured out that asking us was holding a mirror up to show their faces. they would have to deal with the questions in them as they say one thing and do anything.

too much of the truth spoken.

Naima October 13, 2008 at 12:40 PM  

Well Obama has already spoke against John Lewis' comments. He continues to apologize for people on the left when they speak up.
If they don't want black faces, why not give Tim Wise a call? They just don't want the truth

Jazzy October 13, 2008 at 1:49 PM  

John Lewis was on point period.

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