Something Old, Something New 0
Chancey Devega on race and Republicanism:
Obama’s election, and the demographic changes associated with it, i.e. the oft-discussed “browning of America,” have been a political enema for the Right. As such, the presence of a black man and his family in The White House has brought to the surface what were thinly disguised–and apparently quite deep–veins of bigotry, xenophobia, and intolerance on the part of the Tea Party GOP.
Michael Tesler details this nicely. His article contrasts “OFR” or “old fashioned racism” (the belief in the inherent biological inferiority of non-whites) with modern racism (a belief that blacks are “culturally” deficient and lack the “American values” of hard work, civic duty, and loyalty) and how the former has returned to prominence in the Age of Obama.
The old school is the new school (again)…it would seem that political fashion is cyclical.
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