Accusing racism of being in someone's DNA is itself racist.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like accusing racism of being in someone's DNA is itself racist. But the left would insist that making racist comments about white people is really social justice while complaining about them is racist.
Anyway Obama gave an interview to an insufferable hipster in which he insisted that the DMV was defined by slavery.
“The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.”
The 7-11 on the block? The DMV? The White House?
How exactly does an institution that only existed in a handful of states define the whole nation for all time? How does Jim Crow define the educational system in Hawaii? How has slavery influenced Seattle?
But we're not supposed to ask questions like that. This is about collective guilt for personal power.
We're supposed to hang out heads in shame at the way that Jim Crow still influences the Long Island Railroad and Starbucks and cede all possible power to Obama to transform the nation in the hopes that he can rid us of an original sin that Africa and the Middle East still practice. (That long shadow hangs over Africa and the Middle East where slavery is still practiced far more than it does Iowa or Alaska.)
The real long shadow is the lefty exploitation of racism for political power. Obama knows quite a lot about that.