Normally, one might expect the New York Times would celebrate the financial success of a black American. But not when that would lead them to praise a Republican at the same time. So J.C. Watts, football star and former Congressman, finds himself in the crosshairs for his role in assisting the John Deere Company in opening a black—controlled dealership. The story is complex, but the tone is unmistakable.
While the Republican Party is rumored to want Michael Steele to run the Republican National Committee as a way to show its openness to balck Americans, the Times cannot resist an opportunity to cast a gimlety eye on one black Republican.
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