Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Republican Party gets critiqued more because of what it has allowed to become its narrative. The GOP sat by and let the president get birth-checked by Donald Trump and other radical-turned-mainstream members of the party. The GOP is the party known for the Southern strategy. The GOP is the party that sent Michael Steele to get black folks on its side. The GOP is the party that actively attacks affirmative action, using black and brown faces while never acknowledging how much white women benefit from the policy.

The GOP praises race-baiters like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the late Andrew Breitbart. The GOP allowed Newt “Poor Black Kids Should Work as Janitors” Gingrich to reach the final four during its presidential primaries. The GOP’s presidential candidate spoke to the NAACP, using it as a political pawn — creating a “backbone” moment as opposed to connecting with this part of the electorate.

Time and time again the GOP refuses to acknowledge the party’s own issues when it comes to race but instead throws a middle finger in the face of the aggrieved and lets out a throaty “Get over it.” This is what the party has become known for.

I’m sorry — you were asking about some sort of “double standard”?

Elon James White, The GOP, Race and Hypocrisy - The Root