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Friday, October 24, 2008

Marginalizing the Racists

Stewart Taylor has a nice piece in the National Journal in which he argues that the race hustlers who see racism and oppression everywhere are being marginalized by the Obama campaign. Even if Obama loses the racists will have lost. Let us hope so, but I am skeptical. Too many people have a vested interest in the victimization narrative to give it up easily, and it it far too convenient an excuse for individual and programmatic failure. But to some extent Taylor is right -- it will be harder for the race hustlers to sell their argument in the future.

Read the article here.