Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Steele's Racism Noticed at Last

The Washington Post reports that Republican Maryland Senate candidate Michael Steele has accepted campaign assistance from the man who produced the Willie Horton ad. In producing the ad, Floyd Brown revealed himself to be a disciple of Al Gore, who had attacked Mike Dukakis for paroling Horton. Because they stooped to these low levels, Al Gore and Floyd Brown will probably be forever linked - and remembered first and foremost as dirty, racist campaigners.

I had not wanted to attract attention by being the first to point out Steele's obvious racism (which has eluded public scrutiny only because he's black). But no one yet has pointed out that Steele is desperately seeking membership in a nearly all-white institution (with one token African-American), which has historically denied membership to women and minorities, and whose most senior member is a former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan who still uses racial epithets! Let Steele deny it if he wants, but the stench is pretty thick from here! I am greatly surprised that none of the nation's civil rights leaders has pointed this out yet.

This all brings to mind that Dave Chappelle skit where he plays a blind Ku Klux Klan leader who doesn't know that he's black - except that that was silly, while this...

Back to the top.

No comments: