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February 17, 2005

Williams plays the race card

Michelle Malkin has a problem with Armstrong Williams'  statements in a recent NYT interview where he said:

“I am a conservative who does not know his place. If I were white, they wouldn't care.”

Michelle is bothered by his mentioning race. I understand that Michelle works hard at putting race in perspective when it comes to her own life and career. She doesn't sacrifice the truth for any imagined allegiance to “Asian brotherhood” as her latest book clearly shows. But what Armstrong Williams said, certainly bears the weight of truth. Black Conservatives do seem to be picked on, and it's because the idea of “duty to one's kind” is so much a part of Black culture in America, that Conservative Blacks are often viewed as traitors, even by non-Blacks.

The argument then become one of whether the truth outweighs continuing the practice of blaming race. It's a tough call, but I lean toward cutting Armstrong some slack.

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 17, 2005 09:57 AM

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