On ‘This Week’, Donna Brazile said that incidents like the Shirley Sherrod firing were going to continue to happen until “Americans have a frank discussion about race.” Later, noted black woman Cokie Roberts agreed that there needs to be a ‘frank discussion’ on race. And until Americans were ready to sit down and really have a conversation on race, racism wouldn’t end.
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this. It appears to be some form of talking point, because Democrats have been saying this over, and over again for a long time.
I see two problems with this:
- What the hell?
- From this Canadian’s perspective, the biggest problem with Americans is that they won’t shut up about race.
Anyway, would someone tell me what this ‘frank discussion’ is supposed to be about? I mean, do you just get some minorities and white guys together over crumpets and start chatting about what you really like or don’t like about the other person’s racial heritage? Or what?
My suspicion that this is actually some kind of code phrase meaning, “You white people are about to get your ass kicked for what you did to us” or something like that. I really don’t know. I can’t fathom it.
But hey, if the SDMB can do anything, it can have a ‘frank discussion about race’, as soon as we figure out what it is. Then when our discussion is over and we’ve cleaned up the crumpet crumbs, we can send the transcripts to black America and white America, and tell them we fixed the damned problem.
Would anyone like to say what they think the discussion should be about?