Apparently, electing a black man president isn’t enough to stop the race hustlers. Over the last month, those who benefit by citing Americans’ racism haven’t quit. They’ve stepped up their game. Democrat Roland Burris, Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appointee to fill Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat, has charged the Democratic Senate with racism for refusing to seat him. The NAACP, meanwhile, is busy charging the Mobile (Ala.) State Trail Maids with racism for wearing old-style ball gowns at Obama’s inauguration; the dresses apparently remind the NAACP of the pre-Civil War era. In the sports world, the press is busy harping on the lack of black head coaches in major college football programs.
The press continues to have a field day with racism. “ABC News” ran a video segment entitled Confronting Racism in America, designed to highlight Americans’ underlying bigotry. “ABC News” didn’t try to find racist Americans. Instead, it hired actors to play racist Americans, then videotaped stunned onlookers. “In the face of blatant discrimination, many people seemed immobilized, some too stunned to react,” “ABC News” reported.
Racism still exists in America. But it’s restricted to a tiny group of idiots; it’s no longer a pervasive force in American life. Barack Obama’s election was supposed to prove that. Instead, Obama’s election proves only that liberals cynically use race to win elections.