Friday, July 23, 2010

Regarding St. Shirley

Andy McCarthy:

"Ms. Sherrod's Speech Was Most Certainly Not About Transcending Racism."

"Pardon me, but I think I'll stay off the Canonize Shirley bandwagon. To me, it seems like she's still got plenty of racial baggage. What we're seeing is not transcendence but transference. That's why the NAACP crowd reacted so enthusiastically throughout her speech.

With an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy assuming overlord status in what used to be private industry and private matters, are we supposed to feel better that this particular bureaucrat's disdain, though once directed at all white people, is now channeled only toward successful white people ... most of whom — like successful black people — worked very hard to become successful?

Are we supposed to forget that when the Left says, 'It's always about the money,' you don't have to have a whole lot of money to find yourself on the wrong side of their have/have-not equation? Are we supposed to take comfort in having our affairs managed by bureaucrats who see the country as a Manichean divide beset by institutionalized racism?"

More, from Power Line:

Paul Mirengoff:

"Sherrod claims to have transcended racism. Maybe so. Her attack on Breitbart is not necessarily motivated by his race. But by making the unfounded and absurd charge that Brietbart favors slavery for blacks, Sherrod show she has not transcended racial irresponsibility."

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