Racism is alive and well. If it weren't I really don't think we would be having this conversation.
I mean no disrespect to you or your mother. The only people that see race as an issue seems to be the democrats. They also seem to see sex as an issue.
I remember when General Powel was exiting the Army and no one knew to which party he belonged, the democrats said he would make a great black candidate. A good representative of what affirmative action can do. The republicans said he would be a good choice as president of the untied states. Ronald Reagan called him a good Irishman like himself.
Being coloured is just another tick mark for democrats to check off in their efforts to show a diversity they don’t believe in. just like they support women’s causes until after the election. Democrats have promised to fix every problem they bring to our attention. They had 40 years of control of the legislature and did not fix race relations in this country. Until Congressman Ford I had not heard an articulate coloured person in the democrat party. When he ran for speaker of the house he had the votes to win or at least put up a good fight. He was told it was not his turn, they were going to give it to a woman. It was not allowed to be put up for a vote. He had to wait his turn. Not that he was not qualified but a white woman needed to be in charge. He allowed this to become public and was forced out of the party. For some reason he could not give him the same funding others got from the party when running for the senate. A colored man ran for governor of New York, a white person also wanted the job. Though he won the nomination he didn’t get the funds to run his campaign and lost to a republican in a democrat state.
So yes, race will always be an issue with liberal democrats, just like gender and sexual orientation and economic status. All are factors in that party that screams racism, sexism, and gay bashing when dealing with their opponents. I think it was yesterday or today someone wrote a column on Senator Obama and mentioned how thin he was. The democrats jumped on it saying that calling attention to his body is a coded term to call attention to his race.
I won't vote for him either.