LaShawn Barber is outraged that so many people think blacks are ignorant and helpless which is about the only conclusion one can draw from the recent objections to a Georgia law requiring voters to have an ID card:
Even if I lived a thousand lifetimes, I don't think I'll ever understand why there aren't more black people outraged by the implication that blacks are ignorant and helpless. Every time I hear or read about some white liberal arguing for lower academic standards for black children, supporting set-aside programs for black-owned businesses, and blaming "racism" for crime and other pathologies, I want to vomit.
But I retch alone.
As I'm sure most of you know, Georgia legislators recently passed a "controversial" law requiring voters to show state-issued identification before voting. When I first read about this "news," I was confused. Of course people must show ID before voting. I thought that was standard practice. Showing ID is a basic and common sense requirement. Yes, the unscrupulous will always get their hands on fake IDs; some states even issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens. But requiring ID is at least a step in the right direction, right?
Wrong. According to white liberals, requiring voters in Georgia to present state-issued identification is discriminatory to "elderly, low-income and minority voters." That's code for black people, and, thanks to lax immigration enforcement, illegal aliens. (The "elderly" can get out to vote, but they can't go to the DMV to get ID?)
Last year, a group of black politicians in Georgia walked out of the Capitol building after the law was passed. Walked out because their colleagues passed a law to protect the integrity of the voting process and to make sure those eligible to vote are voting. And they invoked Jim Crow, that repugnant system of government-mandated segregation based on skin color.
They fought the law, and the law won. For now. Last month the Department of Justice approved the law, but black liberals and their white enablers are still fighting it. What a noble cause!
Such silliness conjures up images of the poor ignorant darky caricature, too unrightously indignant to realize he sounds like a shameless fool, too ignorant to understand simple instructions or ask for help, too lazy to get up and go down to the DMV to get a FREE state-issued ID, too ingratiating and bent low to see all the white folks laughing at his sorry, indignant, ignorant, lazy, unmotivated butt.
Angry. Insulted. Disgusted. These words are too weak to convey how I feel about people (especially whites) who think blacks are too stupid to follow the rules like everybody else.
Of course she's right. The worst form of racism in today's America is the kind that says that blacks just can't be expected to do what everybody else is required to do. It's a form of racism endemic to liberalism.