Stories, like the ones below, continue to surface in the midst of any dissenting view of Barack Obama. Yes, America, Barack Obama is our first black president. But No, that does not mean that from here on out, anyone who disagrees with his policies is cloaked in the dark cloud of racism.
Victor Goode ponders the use of the word socialist in "Obama's Post-Racist Presidency" and actually says that when a dissenter refers to Obama or his administration's policies as socialistic, it "satisfies the same gut sense that" racists satisfied when they ignorantly called Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "That n--."
Please do not dishonor those in our country who actually have been victims of true racism with these accusations. It is no more racist to refer to this president as a socialist than it was to refer to a white president as socialist. I have to think that it is terribly insulting to those African-American citizens who have come before us and were subjected to the cruel realities of racism when these comparisons are drawn. We will never be a post-racist society when "playing the race card" continues to be the strategy of the day.
Previously posted at Political Integrity Now.