Jamelle Bouie gives us much grist for thought: if you are black Democrat, unless you are an outlier like Obama, a star like #CoreyBooker or a specialty act like California attorney general Kamala Harris you are coming from an electoral Bantustan. But black GOPers have the benefit of majority or locality-wide pickings and Fox News platforms. Anointing becomes a true ad campaign sprint rather than an annoying, ass-kissing & grass roots dues paying marathon AND leap- frogging a crowded field. And you have Mr Charlie’s AND Missy Ann’s stamp of approval.http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/17/why-i-d-rather-be-a-black-republican.html
Yet note the amoral part. Yes.
On the flipside, even fans must admit that a show about a troubled African American or Latino teacher turned, um, rock cocaine dealer and killer would have a little trouble getting green lit—especially if the originator and show runner make it damn clear they want the guy to be an anti-hero hero to black or Latino millennials. Crime can be cool when its not so personal and real. Just sayin’ as we say goodbye to Walt..
“These results clearly show that the rise of the Tea Party movement was a direct result of the growing racial and ideological polarization of the American electorate. The Tea Party drew its support very disproportionately from Republican identifiers who were white, conservative, and very upset about the presence of a black man in the White House—a black man whose supporters looked very different from themselves.”