“Michael Steele, who is the first African-American to chair the Republican National Committee, denied Wednesday that race is fueling protests.
President Carter is flat-out wrong,” Steele said in a statement. “This isn’t about race. It is about policy.”
So can we put this question to bed yet?
You see, both Carter and Steele are wrong.
This is the polarization I talked about earlier. No pun intended, but such matters are not always Black and White. In this case, one has to admit that there are those who oppose Obama because he is Black, but one also has to admit there are those who oppose him at the policy and principle level of the issues. And some people may be in both categories.
But let’s not lump everyone in one camp or the other. Mr Steele is likely not a racist and he opposes his fellow African American, Barack Obama. Likewise, I am not opposing my fellow African American, Barack Obama, on the basis of race either.
Of course, let’s keep it real here too: I am negatively targeted by other African Americans who feel I should be fully behind the president come Hell or high water.
Ain’t that American values for you?!?!?!?!?