Found this yesterday on Blogs for Bush:
Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican.Read the whole story here.
Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.
Then we had this in a recent editorial in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
In losing a woman, the court with Alito would feature seven white men, one white woman and a black man, who deserves an asterisk because he arguably does not represent the views of mainstream black America.So, you're not truly black if you don't toe the liberal Democrat party line. You don't "count" unless you think the way a black person should stereotypically think. (The editorial was written by a black man, by the way.)
This is the end game of identity politics: everyone belonging to a certain ethnic, racial, or gender group by the accidents of birth must slavishly abide by group-think. If not, that person is scorned by other group members, his ideas, contributions, and work all despised.
Isn't this the most insidious kind of bigotry?