Yet another Good Freaking Grief Moment! This one from Darron Smith, who seems to have a case of Racial Obsession Syndrome
Love’s political convictions show a strong support for values that do not necessarily represent her interests as a member in any of these oppressed groups. For example, blacks are not doing well with respect to education, economics and health outcomes, while women still trail behind in salary and significant positions of power, and conservative politics are not typically known to aid these groups in such key issues. These actualities of Mia’s existence seem to be diametrically opposed to her values that are grounded in a white, male, Christian context. She appears publicly unhampered by the daily grind of white racism that affects other racial minorities within the United States. Unlike most of them, Mia gets to walk through the hallowed doorways of white institutions controlled by elite, powerful men. She is allowed to pass through in her black, female body with the understanding that she must not see, speak or openly advocate for anything related to race or gender — an unholy compromise. Hence, she might look black, but her politics are red. This is one way white privilege is reproduced at the legislative level of government. In fact, Mia, along with other notable black conservatives such as Allen West, Michael Steele, Amy Holmes, Alan Keyes and Tim Scott, subscribe to a party that rejects any notion of systemic racism as a central cause of black suffering within its basic tenets of individualism. What many conservatives fail to recognize is that individuals are connected to larger groups, and the group in which these Black Republicans belong persistently lags behind in every major social indicator.
It must be tough to go through life hampered by Racial Obsession Syndrome where every experience is chalked up to being racial somehow. Professor Smith misses the reality boat because he refuses to see that people are individuals, and skin color is simply that, a color. Love does not suffer from what Smith calls the “daily grind of White racism” which is, of course, something race-obsessed fools like him blame for every issue facing Black Americans.
In fact it might benefit Smith to listen to Love and look at life as an individual, instead of marginalizing himself as nothing more than a member of a group. If he were to do so, he might throw off the intellectual chains of identity politics placed on him by Leftist group think. He might also consider that the Democratic Party and its policies have done nothing but harm to Blacks in this nation. Smith speaks of education, yet it is Republicans who favor school choice. He speaks of ongoing racism yet blames the Republicans for seeing not skin color, but individuals. And Smith might look at why some of the worst cities for Blacks have been governed solely by Democrats for decades. But, I suppose it is easier for Smith to just sit in the corner that Leftist propaganda has painted him into and bash people like Mia Love for thinking as an individual, rather than like a robot.