2008 Presidential Election, Race and Racism
Professor Vernellia Randall
Speaking Truth to Power!

racial hypocrites


Send Letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton:
United States Must be fully Participate in United Nations Conference
 on Eliminating Racism (Durban Review).



Home March 13,2008 Hillary Clinton and Gearldine Ferraro     February 26, 2008 - Tim Russert;     February 21, 2008 - Bill O'Reilly;       February 20, 2008 - Bill O'Reilly;          January 30, 2008 - National Organization of Women - New York;          January 15, 2008  - MSBNC, Brian Williams and Tim Russert Discussion Forum
This site focuses on one issue: racial inequality. It does not endorse or oppose any party or any candidate.


Home                                                    x
Worst Person                               x
Institutional Racism                                    x
Inequalities & the Election                                  x
Race and Racism                              x
Racial Groups                                       x
World Perspective                               x
NAACP Questionnaire                            x
Primaries and Caucuses                             x
Site Map
This website is always under construction please email me  relevant links related to any of the candidates or to race and racism and the election.
African Americans                                         X
Asian Americans                                                   X
European Americans                         X
Latino(a) Americans                                          x
Native Americans                                 x
Pacific Islanders                                       x
Institutional Racism                                     x
01 Race and Racism                                     x
02 Citizenship Rights                                     x
03 Justice                                     x
04 Basic Needs                                     x
05 Intersectionality                                     x
06 Worldwide                                     x

3/21/08 Myrtle Beach Sun News (S.C.) C1

2008 WLNR 5455627

Myrtle Beach Sun News (SC)

Copyright 2008 The Sun News

March 21, 2008

Section: C

ISSAC J. BAILEY A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE: Racial hypocrisy too common

We are a nation of racial hypocrites. Not one of us would pass the kind of racial purity test many are applying to Barack Obama .

Not those who voted to re-elect Rep. Thad Viers after he was caught on tape using multiple racial epithets during an ugly domestic dispute, nor those who plan to vote for him in November.

Not those who hold uncritical views of Ronald Reagan, even though his administration had a too-cozy relationship with the apartheid regime in South Africa and was credited with dismantling numerous civil rights protections.

Not those who look the other way when the likes of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell make incendiary remarks about race or blame America for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Not those who are angry that Gov. Mark Sanford forced two leaders of the S.C. Highway Patrol to resign after they did little to punish a trooper who used the n-word while threatening to shoot a black motorist, unless they believe it's OK to remain supportive of that trooper but not OK that Obama refused to completely distance himself from his pastor while denouncing his pastor's comments.

Not those who wanted Don Imus fired for his racially-tinged comments but excuse the language used by black rappers and entertainers and the past racially-divisive comments of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Not those who use Mark Fuhrman as a guest commentator, knowing his lies about his frequent use of the n-word helped sink the prosecution's case in the racially-charged O.J. Simpson trial.

Not those who have been silent on Sen. John McCain's embrace of Bob Jones University, his double talk about the Confederate flag and his acceptance of an endorsement by the fire-breathing Rev. John Hagee.

Not those who have uncomfortably laughed while a friend or a neighbor or a parent made racist jokes and loved them anyway. Not those who would be appalled if there was a movement to remove George Washington's face from the dollar bill, even though Washington was one of the nation's most prominent slaveowners.

This country is soaked in racial contradiction. Every ethnic group is in on the act.

Each of us has embraced someone who has said or done racist things because each of us recognizes that people are complex than their worst acts.

Racial hypocrites deny that reality.

Unfortunately, too many of us wear that label without realizing that we do.


Discussion Forum


This Page Last Updated:
Thursday, July 03, 2008  

You are visitor number
Hit Counter  
Since February 17, 2008


Submit for Periodic Updates
Update List

DEMOCRATIC                   x
Obama                                                    x
REPUBLICAN                            x
McCain                                                    x
McKinney                                         x

This website is always under construction please email me  relevant links related to any of the candidates or to race and racism and the election.
Minnesota Public Radio                        x
WQAD  TV                             x
Australia - US Survey                                 X


Same level:
White preachers, Reverend Wright and God-damm America ] Just a Typical Black Person ] Of National Lies and Racial America ] Unequal Perspectives on Racial Equality ] Lest We Forget: An open letter to my sisters who are brave. ] [ racial hypocrites ] Wright's remarks 'ugly truth' ] America can't disown the Rev. Jeremiah Wright ] Big Issue in America Is Class ] Race, Religion and the Politics of Repudiation ] Barack Obama’s Problem - And Ours ] Chicago’s Trinity UCC ] Has Race Finally Trumped Hope AND Change ] Not Just Empty Words, or Another "Eloquent Speech" ] The Empire Strikes Back! ] The White Man Who Inspire Wright's  Comments ] Are we really ready to talk race? ] WILL RACE BE USED TO HIJACK THE 2008 ELECTION? ] Wright's truths painful for some ]
Child Level:
Home ] Up ]
Parent Level:
What is Institutional Racism? ] Institutional Racism in America ] January 2008 Articles ] March 2008 Articles ] Racial Inequality in America ] February 2008 Articles ]
[Race and Racial Groups] [Citizenship Rights]  [Justice and Race] [Patterns of Basic Needs] [Intersectionality Issues] [Human Rights]

Always Under Construction!

Always Under Construction!

Copyright @ 2008
Vernellia Randall. All Rights Reserved

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, some material on this website is provided for comment, background information, research and/or educational purposes only, without permission from the copyright owner(s), under the "fair use" provisions of the federal copyright laws. These materials may not be distributed for other purposes without permission of the copyright owner(s).


Last Updated:
Tuesday, April 07, 2009  

You are visitor number
Hit Counter  
Since January 9, 2008