WARNING: Not for the faint of heart. The movie trailer below gives a graphic recounting of Rick Perry’s “Texas Public Education Massacre.”
The Amazing Racism, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
This is America.
Conservatives Are Outraged … at Herman Cain
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Rick Perry, and now, with the Washington Post throwing him into a racial controversy, things are about to get … much better! Wait, what? Let’s backtrack a bit. Yesterday, the Post published a bombshell story about a hunting camp the Perry family has leased on and off since the early eighties.
Asked yesterday about the story, [Herman] Cain, the only black Republican in the race, lashed out at Perry. “Since Governor Perry has been going there for years to hunt, I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place,” Cain said on This Week.
Cain’s reaction is certainly understandable. Anyone could find the revelations offensive, and Cain is a black man who grew up in the segregated South. And yet, as Michael Tomasky points out today, it’s Cain, not Perry, who could be damaged the most by this story. To understand why, you have to consider that there are two things Republicans hate more than anything. One is being accused of racism, which has happened with increasing frequency since President Obama became president, and, if you ask Republicans, is never, ever justified. Two is unfair treatment by the allegedly biased mainstream media. So among Republicans, the widespread response to the Post story was not, “wow, Rick Perry messed up.” It was, “the liberal media is smearing another Republican as a racist!”
When I heard about this, I legitimately thought that it was an off-color Onion article.
This is scary as shit.
A hunting ranch.
Names like Niggerhead were incredibly common. America’s anti-black bias is sewn so deep into the fabric of this country I sometimes think it can never be erased.
Life is America makes it feel like I die a little inside everyday. Life on earth too…
i have no words.