Thursday, October 08, 2015

Snarking Black Rupert

Rupert Murdoch: Self-styled authority on ‘real’ blackness - The Washington Post:

...But judging by Murdoch's public comments — including about Carson and President Obama — blackness is apparently authenticated or made real by single-race parentage and a mono-racial family circle, remarkable personal determination and, despite an impoverished childhood, early demonstrations of academic promise. Real black people seek constantly to prove themselves. They put responsibility when it comes to overcoming the toll of inequality on their own shoulders and, when speaking publicly about other black people — particularly those who are poor — cite insufficient self-discipline. Real black people should be grateful if they manage to escape economic deprivation, terrible schools or — many would say — unequal treatment by courts, cops or other public authorities. And most of all, they should constantly genuflect at the feet of America's greatness...

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