Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Groupthink or don't think.

  1. the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
    • prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

With that in mind, I point you to a Huffington Post piece authored by Darron T. Smith, Ph.D, who happens to be black.

The post is entitled She Looks Black, but Her Politics Are Red: What Mia Love's Victory Means for the Face of the GOP.

Love also happens to be the first black female Republican elected to Congress.

Anyhow, An excerpt from Smith's post:

(F)or most African Americans, it appears counterintuitive that someone black, female and Mormon could possibly endorse the GOP given its history of anti-Black, anti-feminist and anti-Mormon sentiment. Whether this is due to her (Latter Day Saints) faith and the apparent Stockholm syndrome of black Mormons (in the past, the LDS church perpetuated racist folklore to justify the marginalization of black people) or due to her racial consciousness, this may not be so preposterous when we recognize that American politics is a deeply partisan and fractured system, in the business of servicing big corporations, wherein Americans are duped into voting their values even when they contradict their success as a social group. Black Americans are the only racial group that votes in a bloc and, arguably, the only group to vote their political interests. But Mia Love, viewing herself and others through the prism of individualism, strays from the political stances that would benefit the black community as a whole, which is why a political figure like her is so compelling.

If you're not averse to banging your head on your desk, then by all means read the whole thing.


1 comment:

First Ringer said...

Well, given the raging success of liberal policies in African-American communities, I'm as shocked as the writer than Mia Love doesn't embrace liberalism! [facepalm]