Shelby Steele Gets it Right
Regarding the Uncommon Knowledge interview today with Shelby Steele, this note from a reader who knows where to find his solace:
Dear Peter: Here in the DFW area the Fort Worth Startlegram (as we call it) has been posting letters from the very people Professor Steele is talking about. I have been amazed at the number of letters gushing how they are white, but feel fulfilled because they voted for a man with black skin. None mention Obama’s qualifications, or give a fact based reason for voting for him, just that they voted for him because he was black and what a wonderful feeling that gave them. This is, to me, very sad as so many in the population do not make (or are capable of) making a reasoned, fact based decision as to what is best for the country. Unfortunately, rather than Obama’s election getting us beyond this, I fear with the MSM’s dogmatic support of this guy, it will only get worse.
Oh, well, there is always the Corner and a stiff martini in the evening.