April 8, 2012 9 Comments
At times I wonder what the limits are when it comes to conservatives and the issues of race. Most of them have by now adopted the language of racial equality, although they tend to use in the opposite manner from which it was intended. That is, they try to co-opt the language of the Civil Rights movement in order to prevent us from redressing the racial inequities which remain in our society. One prominent recent example is of Newt Gingrich calling President Obama racist for identifying with Trayvon Martin’s family.
But are there still occasions when even conservatives feel that they have gone too far, and can they ever acknowledge racism in their institutions?