I am always suspicious of people that use race as a primary driver...for anything. I'm even more suspicious when race-baiting is used in political circles. Now it's coming out prominently from the likes of Glenn Beck (President Obama has a "deep seated hatred of white people") and Rush Limbaugh (see a previous blog), but it's important to note that the far left has used similar tactics in the past as well by the likes of the Reverend Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan and others.
Of course now we will have the far right claiming that they are no more guilty than those of the left of race-baiting, as if "well he did it too!" worked now or when you were ten years old.
Wrong is simply wrong. Period. No fine print. No exceptions.
Discussions of race do have a place in our society, but not in the political arena. There are simply too many feeble-minded, weak people who desperately want someone (other than themselves) to blame for their own plight. That's why I have a particular disdain for people in the media who race-bait: they can reach some of the ignorant masses with their "act" who are basically too intellectually weak to separate fact from fiction, bellicose rhetoric from factual dissertations. This is not just bad...it's just plain wrong.