No doubt he'd prefer "the conversation" to be more in the nature of a one-sided confessional where whites would own up to their universal perfidy toward blacks, but this would be my choice for my going-in position in that conversation:
It remains the case that, e.g., Obama thinks blacks are behind because of white racism, and blacks believe that blacks are behind because of white racism; Obama wants to keep expanding government subsidies and perks for blacks, which he sees as a pay-off for white racism, and blacks want to keep expanding government subsidies and perks for blacks, which they see as a pay-off for white racism; Obama is anti-American, and blacks are largely anti-American.James N.'s comment is choice and explains the pathetic white liberal rush to vote in our first black president:
"Obama" is a white liberal's fantasy of a black man.Which naturally calls to mind, by way of corroboration, Joe Biden's description of Mr. Obama as
[T]he first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man.I'm happy to cut Vice President Biden some slack and see this as the kind of "foot in mouthism" that anyone can fall victim to, esp. with off the cuff remarks to a nearby microphone. Then U.S. Senator Allen's "macaca" remark comes to mind. (I still have no idea what that word means.)
I have to give it to Biden, however. Obama is indeed a "mainstream"
Feel the love.
I'll be happy to be disabused of my opinions by the African side. If it can eschew the word "racist" in what is offered, it would be a plus. But that is the stuff of fantasy.
James N. gets it just exactly right. White Americans had no idea that this was the reality of their Obama -- and they desperately didn't want to know differently.
"Seeking to distinguish itself from “racists,” the virurently anti-Obama American Thinker claims that blacks have nothing in common with Obama." By Lawrence Auster, View from the Right, 7/21/11.