reverse racism: word distracts from the big white elephant of systemic racism

This is a fantastic video from Terry Keleher of the Applied Research Center, who breaks down, in a clear and concise way, what's problematic with the notion of reverse racism -- particularly in light of the recent ugly turns that discussions of Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination have taken: Reverse Racism: Word Distracts from the Big White Elephant of Systemic Racism.

On the other hand, there's Pat Buchanan, who insists that Sotomayor isn't qualified for the Supreme Court because she's an "affirmative action appointment," and that the Supreme Court has been historically mostly white because "This has been a country built, basically, by white folks."

And I suppose it would stay like that, if good ol' Pat had his way. You can always count on Pat -- he'll never hide his racism. He waves it out there for all to celebrate and enjoy. I, too, really have to wonder: What would Pat Buchanan have to say to get himself fired from MSNBC?.

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