On Sunday night, Sandra Bullock won Best Actress at the 82nd Academy Awards for her portrayal of gun-toting Republican Leigh Anne Tuohy in "The Blind Side." "The Blind Side" is essentially a high-class, made-for-TV movie based on the true story of the Touhy family's adoption of impoverished and abandoned black teenager Michael Oher, who would go on to play as an offensive lineman in the NFL. The movie is heartwarming, and Bullock is excellent in the part. She clearly deserved her Oscar.
Leave it to the gals on "The View" to tear apart this heartwarming story. Vanessa Williams, sitting in for Whoopi Goldberg, trashed the film, even though she'd never seen it. Williams said: "It brings up a theme for black folks of 'OK, here's another white family that has saved the day.' Another black story that has to have a white person come in and lift them up. And I'm not saying it's not true and it didn't happen, it's one of those 'do I really want to save the same theme again?'" Joy Behar, the ugly liberal harridan who thinks genital jokes demonstrate extraordinary wit, quickly sided with Williams.
Somehow liberals get away with detritus like this on a regular basis. If someone voiced moral doubt about a movie depicting a black family adopting a white child, they'd be raked over the coals -- and rightfully so. Transracial adoption should be seen as the greatest hallmark of the tremendous racial acceptance that now dominates our culture. But extreme liberals -- and black extreme liberals in particular -- can get away with bashing transracial adoption because they rely on the lexicon of political correctness, which suggests that "cultural autonomy" is threatened by such adoptions.
In 1972, for example, the National Association of Black Social Workers stated that white families adopting black kids amounted to "cultural genocide." They have now removed that phrase from their critique of transracial adoption, but they maintain the position that such adoptions should be discouraged. The argument goes something like this: Black culture is distinct and separate from white culture. If black children are brought up within white culture, they lose their heritage. Therefore, black children should preferably be brought up by black parents, no matter the other qualifications for good parenting.