She has been awarded the NAACP's Roy Wilkins Award, the Rosa Parks Award of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Ebony Magazine Black Achievement Award. She is one of 75 women featured in "I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America." You get the idea...
One would think a person of this "stature" would decry racism in all of its forms. Well...you would be mistaken. MFB does have a use for fascism, and she proudly admits it: As an accusatory tool against one's political enemies, even if said accusation is without merit or truth. When asked if branding the Tea Party as racist will work, she answered thusly:
Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.
Granted, she answered the question as asked. But there is no rancor in her tone, no questioning of the usage of what she admits is a false accusation, and no thoughts about whether the charge of racism should be wiedled as a political weapon.
Odd that these thoughts don't even occur to her, a women who has written two books with the word "Justice" in the title. It appears as if Mary Frances Berry has quite a different interpretation of the word than you or I do. Seemingly, she believes that if it takes lies, smears, and witch hunts to achieve her political ends, then those tactics can be defined as "just".
One wonders what she would call the same maneuvers were they used by a political adversary.
But that is liberalism, I suppose. Ends justifying the means. Just ask Barack Obama, who seems to live by MFB's definitions. Alas for them they are poisoning the well for the next generation, for whom the cry of racism will be just another cry of "Wolf!", regardless of its veracity.
I feel pity for Mary Frances, more than anything else. And sadness for the young who will come of age into the mess she and other liberal academics - again, including the president - have made of our nation...
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