I have yet to see the new George Lucas film Red Tails. From what I’ve heard, it’s a pretty awesome movie which captures the struggle of the Tuskegee Airmen in a pre post-racial America. You know, back in the days when Black folk were just animals fresh off the plantation destined for failure due to a lack of role models, work ethic, or discipline? I’m sure you’ve heard of those good old days from some old person in your family. And depending on your race, said old person’s story will be muddled with inaccuracies. If you’re Black, you’ll hear lies about the greatness of Black people filled with fantasies of Black achievement. If you’re white, said old white person (who was there), will tell you nothing but the truth as it relates to the inferiority of the Negro in America. Like I said, your perspective of the “good ole days” depends solely on who you talk to and their race. One thing for sure though, they’ll be honest.
Speaking of honesty, I had the opportunity to catch MSNBC’s coverage of the Florida Primary last night. Today I’m thankful that I opted to watch said coverage, because I feel like having done so, I’m more wiser. At one point last night MSNBC decided to bring a very brave white man who supports Newt Gingrich onto their program to talk about Newt’s racially coded rhetoric on the campaign trial.
Being the race-baiters that they are on that network, I guess they just couldn’t pass up Newt’s characterization of president Obama, as he “entertainer-in-chief.” Now I applaud MSNBC for getting as close to the source of this comment as they could. To them I’m eternally grateful for their journalistic diligence. Of course them being the race-baiters they are, they had no idea that they would be so helpful to the Black community; not with this interview, at least.