Oh, Colin. The former Republican Secretary of State, appointed by Republican former president George W. Bush, says that racism is still a deep-seeded problem for the GOP. Well, it is a “dark vein,” as the Inquisitr recently reported. As a opposed to a light vein? Has Republican Colin Powell forgotten that a fellow Republican appointed him the first black American Secretary of State, alongside Condoleezza Rice, who was the first black American National Security Advisor. That seemed awfully racist of George W. Bush.
“I still see it. I still see it in the Republican Party and I still see it in other parts of our country. You don’t have to be a Republican to be touched by this dark vein.”
At least, he apparently sees this rampant racism everywhere. Ever since 2008, Colin Powell went from moderate Republican, to full-fledged lefty, card-carrying Democrat with a capital “D.” The only thing left for him to do is switch. So, it would stand to reason that perhaps Mr. Powell should just leave. He seems like a 40-year-old kid who hates mom and dad, but refuses to move out.
Powell also concurred with President Obama’s sentiment that though “progress has been made,” there are still way too many racists in America, and most of them are in the Republican Party. Martin Luther King, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington would disagree with Mr. Powell.
Forbes can tell you that there are black American billionaires, business owners, presidents, et cetera. Is this merely “some” progress?
As this writer has discussed in the past, racism in America has been whittled down into a thought. It is not mainstream, nor rampant. Personally, a hardcore conservative once set the record straight for how to deal with all this dark-veined racism. Morgan Freeman once said in an interview that we need to stop talking about it. He explains it better than I.
“How do we stop racism? Stop talking about it. I am going to stop calling you a white man, I am going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.”
So, does this mean racism is no longer in America? Have we eradicated all prejudice in America and the world for that matter? Well, of course not. You can not pretend racism and prejudices as a frame of mind is 100 percent stamped out, but short of declaring “thought crimes” a la 1984, sadly we are constitutionally stuck with them.
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