Mar 1, 2015

‘You Can Take The Boy Out Of The Ghetto ...

Dinesh D’Souza has made quite the career out of whipping up racial hatred directed at President Obama

If you can’t call him a “ni**er”, just say he’s from the ghetto, right? Because why treat the president with even a modicum of respect when he has the nerve to be a black man?

I know! I know! I’m just another race baiting liberal playing the race card blablabla.

But what else would you call D’Souza’s (a convicted felon, by the way) use of the word “ghetto” if not utterly racist? The right wing has been calling Obama a “Boy,” “Crackhead,” “Thug.” “Kenyan,” etc. since before he even won his first election. The Republican Party and Fox News have been openly courting the most racist elements of the country for years. Are we really supposed to believe the word “ghetto” is not blatant racism?

Here. let’s a take look at the description of Makiki, the neighborhood where future President Barack Obama grew up:

    Long a transient neighborhood, Makiki was host to second or third generation immigrants moving up the social ladder en route to classier digs in East Honolulu. Obama’s neighbors, said Honolulu historian and archivist DeSoto Brown in a Wall Street Journal article, “were mostly store clerks, restaurant workers and small business owners–many aspiring to government jobs.” Walk down the street from the Punahou Circle Apartment complex where Obama largely spent his high school years, and you’ll see a plethora of small business–a beauty shop, a karaoke lounge, a shave ice store, a nail salon and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream store on 1618 South King St where “Barry” (as he was known in those days) found employment.

That describes half of the neighborhoods in any big city. When did “store clerks, restaurant workers and small business owners” become synonymous with “ghetto”?

Now, it’s true that D’Souza is your typical rich conservative: arrogant, racist, blindingly dishonest, and disgusted by the middle and working class. Has he finally reached the inevitable conclusion of conservative thought in which anyone not worth a few million dollars is a dirty peasant? Does he honestly think Makiki is a “ghetto”?

Or is it more likely that D’Souza simply chose the word “ghetto” because it’s exactly the kind of barely coded dog whistle that his audience of knuckle-dragging racists expect?

I think we all know what the answer is. –Source: Addicting Info

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