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“I forgot he was black tonight for one hour”

January 31, 2010

Chris Matthews is an idiot. I’m not quite sure how to read his statements, but at the very least they imply that he thinks “black” and “in tune” are incompatible, or that “black” and knowledgeable of a “broad-ranging'” set of problems are incompatible.

Apparently white people can be smart and representative of the population as a whole, but black people can be smart and representative only when their racial identity disappears?

This is an interesting response (in two parts):

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 31, 2010 12:03 pm

    Good stuff.

  2. Beelzebub permalink
    January 31, 2010 12:28 pm

    Did you see The Daily Show’s response about this? They had Wyatt Cenac come out as a senior political analyst or something like that and he kept berating Jon Stewart, because no matter what he did, he just couldn’t make Cenac forget Stewart was Jewish.

  3. January 31, 2010 2:12 pm

    Chris Matthews is a moron and the people responsible for his education should feel as though they have failed.

  4. January 31, 2010 11:11 pm

    I think what really happened is that Chris Matthews forgot that he’s white.

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