Klansman Votes Against Colored Woman
I know IÃ¢€™m preaching to the choir here, but shouldnÃ¢€™t some attention be given to the fact that Democrat Senator and KKK member Robert Byrd voted against Condoleeza RiceÃ¢€™s confirmation as Secretary of State?
Perhaps not, but let me pose this: hypothetically, imagine that there was a Republican Senator named David Duke who voted against the confirmation of Joycelyn Elders as Surgeon General; how much attention would the mainstream media give to his vote? And how much would they project his decision onto the values and beliefs of the Republican party in general?
[*NOTE*: the title of this post is meant to highlight the fact that racial insensitivity is a crime if committed by one side, but completely excused on the other. Sorry if it’s too over the top for anyone]