Fantasies of racism

Terry Michael, former press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, takes to task media and politicians who rush to pronounce racism as the explanation for so much at Real Clear Politics.

A half century ago, right—wing zealots could see a communist behind every bush.

Today, self—congratulatory liberals envision a racist at the wheel of every pick—up truck.

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina unleashed a torrent of neo—McCarthy—ist racialism that has welled up in the liberal imagination for decades, since the morally authoritative civil rights movement of the mid—20th century ended government institutionalized racism.

Terry Michael, former press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, takes to task media and politicians who rush to pronounce racism as the explanation for so much at Real Clear Politics.

A half century ago, right—wing zealots could see a communist behind every bush.

Today, self—congratulatory liberals envision a racist at the wheel of every pick—up truck.

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina unleashed a torrent of neo—McCarthy—ist racialism that has welled up in the liberal imagination for decades, since the morally authoritative civil rights movement of the mid—20th century ended government institutionalized racism.