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August 21, 2012

Ryan: You Know, I Had a Black "Sweetheart" In College

Alternate media headline:

Report: Racist Paul Ryan Sexually Exploited & Then Discarded African-American Girl In College

Noting a CNN report of a 2005 Ryan statement, the black blog The Root (I think it's a black blog; not really sure) ponders what this says about Paul Ryan, and concludes he's probably a racist anyway.

Certainly, having a relationship with someone of a different race does not automatically make someone more racially sensitive and enlightened. Throughout his lifetime, Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina financially and emotionally supported the daughter he fathered with an underage black servant. In addition to paying for her education, he was also known to play the part of proud parent by visiting her college campus and make inquiries to faculty about her educational progress.

Yet at the same time he was doing this in private, he was publicly advancing policies that would have rendered his daughter's education virtually useless. If those policies had succeeded, she and her children, with whom he also maintained a relationship, would have remained second-class citizens. Does this mean that Thurmond's relationship with his daughter was not genuine? From her recollections regarding the lengths he went to in order to remain a part of her life, I doubt it.

So then, how could he genuinely care for his black daughter and promote policies that would harm African Americans, and therefore harm her? Research has shown that those who hold stereotypes about a particular group of people are unlikely to have those stereotypes altered merely by encountering someone who defies that stereotype. Instead, they are likely to view the individual defying said stereotype as an exception. In other words, it is possible to have a black friend, Asian friend, Hispanic friend or Muslim friend or wife and still exhibit prejudice toward that group. The friend or wife is simply viewed as the exception who is not like the others.

For the record: No, I am not calling Ryan a racist. I am saying, however, that if you want to know where a politician's heart lies when it comes to a particular community, it may be best to look at that person's policies -- such as his or her record on civil rights -- rather than personal relationships.

I stumbled across Stormfront weighing in on the "issue."

First comment. Very first comment, following the story link:

He's more of a Jew then we realised.

That's by someone calling himself "The Zodiac," I guess after the notorious serial killer.

Well-played, The Zodiac. Very well played. "Race-mixing Volk-traitor" was where I expected you to go, but that's a bit obvious, a bit 1979, isn't it? So you went to "More of a Jew than we realised."

British spelling.

That's funny enough, but then came the large-font all-caps:

THERE YOU HAVE IT STORMFRONTERS, DON'T VOTE FOR THE ANTI-WHITE ROMNEY / RYAN TEAM.

Now, first I thought that guy with the Jew comment was being sort of original. It turns out, not so much. A lot of people unexpectedly played the Jew Wildcard:

Thumbs down Re: Paul Ryan has a Black ex girlfriend. Expect all the apologists and "conservatives" to glory in this - "makes him all the more electable," they will croon!!!

...

Unreal...

Default Re: Paul Ryan has a Black ex girlfriend.
It would be nice to live in a country where at least one of the candidates wasn't a kosher-stamped butt-boy of Israel.

But sadly that time is long past.

...
Wouldn't expect anything less from the Jew loving puppets in the gov

Where are they getting this from? Oh, right: "The Jew is using the black man as muscle, leaving you defenseless." They're fans of The Blues Brothers.

So, anyway, there's a balanced presentation of opinions on both sides of this "issue."

Update: A commenter informs me that The Root is run by Henry Louis Gates, Obama's friend from "The cop acted stupidly" episode.



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