“I forgot he was black tonight for one hour”
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):