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NYT Op/Ed: Tim Scott is a "Cynical Token," and No Symbol of Progress

coveyrise Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 4:27 PM
Perhaps the most telling line in the Reed's article is "His politics are utterly at odds with the preferences of most black Americans." Tim Scott and actually every Senator are supposed to represent the entire population of the states from which they come to serve. If Mr. Reed is suggesting that Black Senators should represent African Americans instead of everyone, isn't that just a wee bit racist?
DB07 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 4:41 PM
It's probably an outgrowth of the rules of redistricting. I wish I could remember all the details, but under the Civil Rights Act, redistricting was done to guarantee a certain amout of black representaion. They would do this by (surprise) drawing district lines around predominately black neighborhoods, so in fact most of those Representatives DO only represent black constituents.
The Original Alice Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 4:54 PM
But my point there was that white conservatives will elect black conservatives to represent them in their district. Quite enthusiastically, in fact.
White liberals do not choose black liberals to represent them (with, of course, the obvious exception in the WH).
The Original Alice Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 4:35 PM
Wouldn't it be hilarious to see the shoe on the other foot!
"Well, Mr. Black Man in my district that I'm supposed to represent, see the thing is - I represent *white* people. White people everywhere. Not black and white people in my district who may or may not have voted for me. No, just my race. They are 'my people'. I haven't forgotten where I came from, see? I'm a 'real' white man, through and through."

God, it makes my skin crawl just to type this!!
lshort Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 4:29 PM
"His politics are utterly at odds with the preferences of most black Americans." Yep, total nonargument and oh, so racist to boot.

Remember, it isn't "progress" unless the Left approves.  On Monday, I wondered how race-obsessed liberals would react to a conservative, Indian-American, female governor appointing a conservative, African-American product of a single-parent home to the US Senate.  In the South.  To great fanfare and virtually universal applause on the Right.  In short, not well.  From today's repulsive New York Times column by Ivy League professor Adolph Reed, Jr:

When Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced on Monday that she would name Representative Tim Scott to the Senate, it seemed like another milestone...