Much is being made of Martin Bashir’s comments at the UNITY Conference. It seems like people are taking his comments as racism. But if you watch the video, it’s pretty clear that his words are commentary on the American media’s inability to get off the race issue where Obama is concerned. He’s not suggesting helpful hints for the media, he’s openly ridculing them – and to some extent, all of us – for the naked racism that dominates the coverage of Obama’s candidacy. There’s even pundits out there – like Pat Buchanan, master of racist politics – who are openly trying to paint Barack Obama as “foreign,” “exotic,” and in any way they can, “other.”
But we’re pissed at Bashir for pointing this out at a diversity conference? And if it keeps up, he’ll likely lose his job for having the balls to speak the truth. How typically American.