Bookworm has decided to take advantage of the current political climate:
Since we can't seem to escape the term "racist," I suggest that we embrace the term, and let other Americans understand what a conservative racist is:
I'm a racist because I believe that blacks are fully capable human beings who are perpetually demeaned by the liberal theory holding that blacks cannot function without handouts from condescending, rich white people.
I'm a racist because believe that blacks are just as academically capable as any other people in America, but that they are having their abilities systematically squished when condescending, rich white people assure them that they can't make it without assistance -- a heinous approach predicated on the liberal's implicit assumption that blacks are inherently stupid, ill-informed and ill-suited for intellectual effort.
I'm a racist because I believe that vigorous (but still constitutional) law enforcement benefits blacks, who are disproportionately the victims of crimes by other blacks.
I'm a racist because I believe that excusing harmful behaviors in the black community (whether academic failures, teen pregnancies, drug use or crime), on the ground that blacks cannot help themselves because whites have essentially ruined them, is the ultimate insult to blacks, reducing them to the level of animals without intelligence, self-discipline, moral fiber, ambition or ordinary human decency.
I'm a racist because I think liberals have sold blacks a bill of goods by convincing them that, because slavery was work, all work is slavery.
I'm a racist because I believe that a rising tide lifts all boats -- which means that I believe that social programs that destroy the economy will not raise up minorities, but will ensure that everyone wallows in poverty.
I'm a racist because, in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s, I saw non-English speaking Asians fresh from the Killing Fields of Cambodia, the prisons of Vietnam, and the horror of the Great Leap forward all arrive in America and immediately begin working and studying, so that their children could enjoy the American dream -- and I believe that only liberal condescension and paralyzing social programs stand in the way of both blacks and Hispanics making the same strides.
She's not done. Finish with her and acknowledge your inner racism.
Crossposted at Brutally Honest.