Sunday, September 06, 2015

Wendell Berry is Right: Total Opposition to Obama is a Revival of Racist Politics.

Wendell Berry,  Kentucky's Leading intellectual, had a fine editorial today in the state's leading paper, the Louisville Courier-Journal, about the revival of racism as a political strategy.

"A good many people hoped and even believed that Barack Obama’s election to the presidency signified the end of racism in the United States. It seems arguable to me that the result has been virtually the opposite: Obama’s election has brought about a revival of racism.

Like nothing since the Southern Strategy, it has solidified the racist vote as a political quantity recognizable to politicians and apparently large enough in some places to decide an election."

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