On this subject, I can recommend the statement issued by a man I was proud to endorse, Tim Scott, the GOP candidate from South Carolina’s First Congressional District. Tim, poised to become the first African-American Republican Congressman from the former Confederacy since Reconstruction, is himself a sign of a hopeful, truly post-racial future for our country. It gives added meaning to his warning that “the NAACP is making a grave mistake in stereotyping a diverse group of Americans who care deeply about their country and who contribute their time, energy and resources to make a difference.”I had decided to look into the particular comment I highlighted above and came up with some interesting results. Palin asserts that since Reconstruction, no "African-American Republican had been elected from the former Confederacy since Reconstruction." I checked Wikipedia and was surprised to see that Palin was correct - indeed, no black Republican had been elected, although J.C. Watts was an elected Republican from Oklahoma, a territory claimed by the Confederate States of America without formerly seceding. There had bee plenty of black Democrats, but none with a "R" after their name.
Why is that?
Palin believes that with Scott's win, only then would this nation be "truly post-racial." So what exactly does that mean for the election of the first black president and race relations in America? Absolutely nothing unless that president was Republican.
Do you see what I'm getting at? America can only become "truly post-racial" once the Republican party put aside their racial intolerance and aversion to multiculturalism...