With Barack Obama nearing the end of his first week in the Oval Office, I’m tempted to ask what the professional victims are going to do now.
And I’m going to give in to temptation. What are the professional victims going to do now? For as long as many of us can remember, the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have talked about how racist America is. Blacks can’t get ahead. We need affirmative action, quotas, and other such measures to make sure The Man can’t hold blacks down. We’re still mea culpa-ing our way out of slavery, an institution which is 140+ years dead. There are no more blacks-only water fountains, restrooms, or schools.
Still the professional victims point out how there aren’t enough black CEOs, doctors, military officers, elected officials…take your pick. And Barack Obama comes along and shatters that all to pieces. A black man has been elected to the highest office in the land.
So I pose this question to the Sharptons and Jacksons of the world: Now what? Will you pipe down? What sort of arguments can you make now that a black man is in the White House? What “glass ceiling” can you talk about? How is it possible that America is so cripplingly racist when Obama is President? I have a feeling, though, that even in the face of what should be a tremendous victory for them, the professional victims won’t pipe down. If they do that, they’ll be out of their phony-baloney jobs.
But they should take heart. If this crowd finds nobody who’ll listen to them anymore, I'm sure Obama will use my money to bail them out.