Saturday, June 14, 2008

From: 55-40 Memphis

Summer hiatus

Like I've said before: There certainly will be racism. But when it appears, it will be called out vigorously and quickly. Sexism, as we have seen, would be chuckled at and dismissed as a guys-will-be-guys thing.

That is one big reason why Barack Obama was, and is, more electable than Hillary Clinton. It's amazing to me that TGW never saw the incongruousness of decrying all the misogyny and sexism, yet still claiming that she was the more electable.

It's going to be a long, cathartic summer. If racism bubbles to the surface (as indeed it will) and gets fully examined and openly discussed, rather than pushed down and buried for the sake of PC, that's a very good thing. We could achieve more progress in the coming months than in all of the 40 years since Martin died.

There has never been a better time to elect our first black president, and there was never a better candidate to be the first. I didn't feel that way in 2006 or 2007. I do now.

With that thought, I am going on summer hiatus.

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