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In naming the many permutations of the racial conflicts that the Democrats are known for creating, Jeffrey Lord missed maybe the most important: blacks against blacks. It has long been the practice of the Democrats to try to turn blacks against one another, especially when a strong black voice arises that is not a member of the Democratic victimology clique. Look at the way Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, Ward Connerly, Shelby Steele, Michael Steele, or John McWhorter have been demonized and had their “blackness” questioned for not spouting the liberal party line. Or look at how Star Parker or Bishop Harry Jackson are attacked for writing for Townhall.com. Or, and this one Mr. Cohen would appreciate, look how the CBC barred J. C. Watts from membership; his being black did not mitigate his being a Republican, and everyone knows that only black Democrats can truly represent the black populace. Or so goes the putrid argument of the left on this matter.
The Democratic Party has preached racial conciliation from one side of their mouths, while out of the other actively pitting every race against one another. They seem to fear the day that the members of these various ethnic groups wake up and realize that it is not one another they should be fighting, but a bloated government that is hell bent for leather on controlling as much of their lives as possible. But as long as the Democrats can keep the various ethnic groups locked in battles with one another, those groups will fail to realize that it is the Democrats who foster and nourish these conflicts to enhance their own power. And it is particularly sad to see my fellow blacks allowing themselves to be so easily misled and abused by these cynical Democrats. It is a crying shame to see blacks cheer as people like Justice Thomas or Secretary Rice are attacked and torn to shreds, when their lives and accomplishments should be treated as models for our young men and women to follow, and whose accomplishments should be celebrated and not denigrated.p>But as long as blacks allow these types of attacks to go unanswered and unchallenged the Democrats will persist in attacking blacks for having “the wrong attitudes.” And blacks will continue to be treated worse than a mistress, because at least a mistress in an affair is given some tokens of affection by her paramour; but in this current situation blacks are treated like a “pro” who renders her services and wakes up to find a little cash on the nightstand. br> — Eric Edwards br> Walnut Cove, North Carolina /p> p> THE SMART SET br> Re: James Bowman’s
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