Over the past few months, and peaking this week with her appointment, cartoonists have been using Dr. Rice’s race as a point of ridicule. Demeaning political cartoons by Pat Oliphant and Jeff Danziger accentuate Dr. Rice’s black features and feature her speaking in rural southern dialect. Garry Trudeau called her “Brown Sugar” in his “Doonesbury” comic strip. Earlier this year, cartoonist Ted Rall questioned Dr. Rice’s race in a comic suggesting she was President Bush’s “house nigga” and needed “racial re-education.”
We are told that diversity is necessary, except when it comes to diversity of thought. Now, apparently, racism is evil, except when a liberal engages in it. As long as these disturbing double standards exist, we will always have race and diversity problems in America. Every self-righteous amateur pundit from Albuquerque to Zimbabwe stood up, jumped up and down, and shrieked until their throats were sore when Trent Lott said something stupid. Where’s the outrage now? Where’s the outrage?
All those who profess to honor concepts like diversity and racial equality must point the finger equally at all transgressors, or risk being exposed for the partisan pseudo-moralists they are.
(Thanks to Instapundit for the pointer.)