Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Crossing the Line

I was looking around on Andrew Sullivan's blog when he linked to a horrible post by a liberal blogger attacking Michael Steele the current Republican Lt. Governor of Maryland who is planning on running for the US Senate next year. Steele is African American, as is Steve Gillard, the person who posted. Gillard altered the image to put Steele in blackface and then started calling him "simple Sambo."

I don't have to tell you how racist this is and like David Scraub, I am amazed that someone would even think of doing this in the 21st century. I don't give a damn that Gillard is black. He should know better. This is image was used by whites to keep us down and how dare he use it all in the name of politics.

People have the right to disagree with Steele and his policies. That is what America is all about. But it is beyond the pale to use racial rhetoric to drag someone down. If a conservative blogger had done this, people would have rightly demanded for the person's head. I think that liberals have to call this person out. What he did was wrong and no one, no one should have to be subject to this simply because they have different views.

Thanks to

Robert George for pointing this out.


At 4:26 PM, Blogger David Schraub said...

Only quibble: My name is "Schraub" not "Scraub".

Aside from that, whole-hearted agreement.


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