The civil rights movement was one of the greatest success stories in American history. Like the feminist movement–yes, I know they’re not exactly parallel in importance–it achieved, in a very real and practical sense, all of its objectives. Circa 2013, actual racists are, rightly, social pariahs, unwelcome anywhere in decent society,
and as Dr. Martin Luther King hoped, people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Unfortunately, what we’ve seen since the advent of the “post-racial president” is an unprecedented resurgence of the black grievance industry, and of racist hate-mongers, latching onto any slight, real or imagined, to enrich themselves, deflect attention from their own political scandals, and to keep the pot of racial hatred stirred. The Ebony covers are a sad reflection of that vile and hateful usurpation of the civil rights movement, and of using symbolism not for…
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