Saturday, July 09, 2011

No need to equivocate here, Kevin

Most of you are aware of the pledge that our gal Michele gleefully signed that, inter alia, said this:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.
It elicited the kind of wonder, astonishment and disgust that a signature move from Michele Bachmann can provoke.

But rather than risk a hasty denunciation, chief Bachmann follower at the Strib, Kevin Diaz, weighed in with measured tones:
But to Bachmann’s detractors, the language on slavery represents a further misreading of history. Apart from the intimation of better conditions in the old antebellum South, the vow seems to overlook a brutal historical record of African-American slave families being broken up for sale. [emphasis added]
Jesus, Kevin, grow a pair.

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