Thursday, March 20, 2008

"A Typical White Person" or throw grandma from the train part II

JAMES TARANTO of the Wall Street Journal points out a comment Barka Obama made
on a Philadelphia radio station, yesterday, explaining why he likened his grandmother to his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright:

"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person who, uh, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, there's a reaction that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way and that's just the nature of race in our society. We have to break through it."

Blogger Taylor March, a Hillary Clinton supporter asks, "Can you imagine if Hillary Clinton said someone was a 'typical black person'?" Never mind if a Republican said such a thing.