Them Magic Negros
Racism truly makes me sick. There are few things that get me more upset than it. With that in mind, this whole “Barack the Magic Negro” debacle has my stomach twisted. Not so much that the song exists — this is to be expected, given the number of racists in the country — but rather due to the refusal off the RNC chair candidate (who distributed it) to reject it. It says to me that he’s made a political calculation and determined that a certain degree of racism is simply seen as a badge of honor among Republicans. As a result, it’s not politically wise to disavow one’s racism. After all, them uppity Negros (and their uppity Negro lovin’ liberal friends) just need to take personal responsibility for their comical level of defensiveness, right? It’s not the RNC’s fault they can’t take a joke. Yglesias has a good post on this, worth the read.