Lest you think that the election of Barack Obama - half-White and half-African man - has solved all the racial dilemnas in the history of America, I introduce you to, Republican Chip Saltsman. He has managed to turn the amazing and progressive and healing 2008 Election into a side show. From TheHill.com:
RNC candidate Chip Saltsman’s Christmas greeting to committee members includes a music CD with lyrics from a song called “Barack the Magic Negro,” first played on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show.
Saltsman, a personal friend of conservative satirist Paul Shanklin, sent a 41-track CD along with a note to national committee members.
Oh no, it gets even better:
The CD, called “We Hate the USA,” lampoons liberals with such songs as “John Edwards’ Poverty Tour,” “Wright place, wrong pastor,” “Love Client #9,” “Ivory and Ebony” and “The Star Spanglish banner.”
Several of the track titles, including “Barack the Magic Negro,” are written in bold font.
I know what a Magic Negro is but do you? Let Wikipedia help me explain:
The magical negro (sometimes called the mystical negro or magic negro) is a supporting, often mystical stock character in fiction who, by use of special insight or powers, helps the white protagonist get out of trouble. The word negro, now considered by many as archaic and offensive, is used intentionally to suggest that the archetype is a racist throwback, an update of the "Sambo" and "savage other" stereotypes.
Do think Republicans think we are never going to find this stuff out? I mean really, a CD? At least be a man about it and put it on ITunes so we can all download it! I HAVE to see if their version of Ebony and Ivory can rival the artistic stylings of Stevie Wonder.
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