University of Washington Research Determines Bill Cosby to be a Racist
By Mark Fefer, Monday, May. 10 2010 @ 9:25AM
Categories: Media, United States of America
Comedian harbors highly suspect views on race.
A University of Washington survey released last month that purports to find strong racist tendencies among supporters of the Tea Party movement is continuing to be much discussed.
New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow cited the research again this weekend in a piece whose opening line was: "Racist. Tea Party. Are those separate concepts or a single one?" By the end of the column there's little doubt about where Blow comes down on that question.
There's no doubt about where University of Washington social scientist Christopher Parker comes down either. "The Tea Party...appear[s] predisposed to intolerance," he declares in a summary of his survey results.
But if you look at some of the questions posed by Parker's survey, you'll see that only the most simplistic, PC answers to racial questions are allowed. Bill Cosby himself wouldn't pass this test.
What are examples?
Well, let's see. There's this one: "Irish, Italians, Jewish, and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors." You better immediately and strongly disagree with that one or else you're displaying "racial resentment," according to Professor Parker.
Then there's this one: "Over the past few years, blacks have gotten less than they deserve." Don't agree? Sorry, you go into the racist column.
Or there's this one: "If blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites." An extremely arguable point for sure and also one that a number of conservative black thinkers themselves have advanced. So what of Bill Cosby, who said of his community: "It's not what they're doing to us; it's what we're not doing"? Into the racist camp, according to the UW's methodology.
In other words, if you don't loyally mouth PC views about the continuing evils of discrimination and the need for extra government help, you are, by this study, dinged as a prejudiced person.
Talk about intolerance.
The Tea Party may well be full of racist Obama-haters. But sometimes the conservative conspiracy theorists really have a point.
Bill Cosby, Racist, Tea Party, Teabaggers, University of Washington
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Keli Carender was invited to present the tea party side at this event. I went to support her efforts. She did a wonderful job
Socialist Debate 019
But first I had to endure an hour with Cindy Sheehan
I had a brief talk with her before her event, I even offered to buy lunch, but that ended quickly when I told her my stand on the issues.
So I walked around campus. I wanted to spend a few moments at the Intended Consequences display in the art building but no one was there to open it at 1:30 so I took a few photos from outside :)
At 2:00 Cindy began her panel with Richard Curtis, an “independent” candidate for the Senate Seat held by Patty Murray and one of the Socialist Alternative leaders and an editorial board member for Socialist Alternative’s newspaper, “Justice” that is often passed out at anti-war rallies, Philip Locker.
I did take notes, I will try to translate:
According to S.A. Capitalism causes problems that lead to social struggle.
Capitalist are redundant, we don’t really need them.
True democracies are formed from the struggle of communities up to a national form of government.
Is Cindy Sheehan Racist? She didn’t refer To President Obama as “President” I’ve been call such for less!
Cindy complained about how critics used her “motherhood” as a way to attack her position on the war, but wasn’t it her “motherhood” that she claimed as the foundation for her position?
Cindy referred to marriage has slavery i.e. she said she was a slave in her marriage, is that racist? To equate marriage to the crime of slavery. And is it degrading to the millions of families who are happy in their loving marriages? Also that line of reasoning is a key tenet within the Communist Manifesto.
Cindy plugged her book “Myth (no lisp) America” and her movie? “Revolution: A love story” claimed the title as her ideal. There was a mention of another movie “The Revolution will not be televised”
Panelist Richard Curtis pulled a Godwin when he mentioned that the Republican party was “turning fascist over the last 25 years”
The Tea Party will lead to a backlash towards the right…. No Mr. Curtis it is the backlash from the right.
and in the same vein of thought… More right thinking = Leftist activism.
One of the questioners noticed the “whiteness of the group” (must of been the tea partiers) said White people need to “Avoid looking like racist to be taken seriously”
a rumor that Patty Murray may drop out of the race?
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