[quote=“lostinasia”]Dudes, it’s obvious! It’s totally Obama’s fault that the OP has used the phrase “mixed-race douchebag” to describe Obama on this forum. And if you think that’s a shitty thing to write, well, that just proves YOU are the REAL racist! YOU are the one preventing racial healing! Goddamn PC SJW liberal racists stopping me from my god-given right to say “mixed-race douchebag”! How un-American! You racist freedom-haters you!!
Jamelle Boule had a piece about this in Slate recently:
[quote]In the national shouting match over racism, discrimination, and American policing that we’ve conducted since the tragedies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and Dallas, one refrain stands out from all the others in its oily tendentiousness. Barack Obama has made the racial divide worse.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard this before. It sprouted up in the fever swamps of the right wing [AHEM!] after the president gave his sympathy to the family of Trayvon Martin in the wake of the teenager’s death in 2012…
To blame Obama for discord—rather than the actual abuses and inequalities that drive the reaction—is a classic example of anti-anti-racism, wherein efforts to address and combat racial bias are reckoned a larger problem than the bias itself. And in the same way, Obama’s willingness to speak to and for black Americans as a black American marks him as the real racist, maligned for acknowledging the reality of racism. It’s a bizarro view of American life where racial discord is caused by speaking out about discrimination, not by discrimination itself.[/quote][/quote]
Sorry to go a bit on a tangent, but Jamelle Boule’s comments strike me as equally appropriate to Taiwan. Whenever any Green speaks out about the bigotry and fascism that the KMT enacted on the BSR and in favor of WSR (and to line their own coffers), the Blues scream about how the Greens are fostering ethnic discord. As if the murder, massacres, martial law, bigotry and cultural myopia didn’t cause it.