NY Times Kristoff smears conservatives

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's column today about racism in  America and its impact on Barack Obama's road to the White House had this gem:
Most of the lost votes aren’t those of dyed-in-the-wool racists. Such racists account for perhaps 10 percent of the electorate and, polling suggests, are mostly conservatives who would not vote for any Democratic presidential candidate.


Yet, African-Americans are the most racist group in America:
Because of the nation’s rapidly changing demography, the whole issue of race and ethnicity in America has become much more complicated and variegated. One thing remains clear, though: in surveys assessing racial attitudes among all groups, non-whites display consistently less favorable attitudes toward each other and toward whites than whites display toward blacks and other minority groups.
Most African-Americans (upwards of 95% ) are Democrats.

So, if one looks at percentages and not absolutely numbers, the highest level of racism is found among a reliably Democratic group: African-Americans.

Sorry -- it may not be politically correct to point out this flaw in Kristof's slur against conservatives.

Recall, the New Yorker cover that portrays the New Yorker's view of America-basically as flyover country? The New York Times version would be populated by yahoos, Klan members, hillbillys, and assorted kooks and dunces.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's column today about racism in  America and its impact on Barack Obama's road to the White House had this gem:
Most of the lost votes aren’t those of dyed-in-the-wool racists. Such racists account for perhaps 10 percent of the electorate and, polling suggests, are mostly conservatives who would not vote for any Democratic presidential candidate.


Yet, African-Americans are the most racist group in America:
Because of the nation’s rapidly changing demography, the whole issue of race and ethnicity in America has become much more complicated and variegated. One thing remains clear, though: in surveys assessing racial attitudes among all groups, non-whites display consistently less favorable attitudes toward each other and toward whites than whites display toward blacks and other minority groups.
Most African-Americans (upwards of 95% ) are Democrats.

So, if one looks at percentages and not absolutely numbers, the highest level of racism is found among a reliably Democratic group: African-Americans.

Sorry -- it may not be politically correct to point out this flaw in Kristof's slur against conservatives.

Recall, the New Yorker cover that portrays the New Yorker's view of America-basically as flyover country? The New York Times version would be populated by yahoos, Klan members, hillbillys, and assorted kooks and dunces.