We simply need to be honest. Either the great majority of American whites are racist -- indeed profoundly racist if they oppose Obamacare solely because the president is black -- or the great majority of blacks wrongly perceive reality when it comes to their perceptions of whites. In either case, blacks and whites are living in parallel universes. And one of them is both factually and morally very wrong.
In my view, the idea that whites that oppose Obamacare do so because the president is black is one of those terrible lies that shape a society for ill.
But this is not only a commentary on present-day black America. It is even more so a commentary on the left. Blacks have memories of genuine oppression that have left deep psychological scars. While we wish that reality would trump psychology here, we can understand -- though not agree with -- black anger at white America.
But the non-black left -- which routinely accuses whites who oppose the president of racism -- has no such excuse. Paul Krugman of the New York Times, Chris Matthews of MSNBC, former president Jimmy Carter, Frank Rich of New York Magazine, and so many others on the left have no psychological excuse for saying white opposition to Obama is racist. Their charge is just malicious.
This is just one more example of the societal destruction wrought by the left. Ironically, in this instance its primary victims are ... blacks.
Dennis Prager is a SRN radio show host, contributing columnist for Townhall.com and author of his newest book, “The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code.”