It seems that we are being reminded daily of the double standard that exists on the subject of racism. Here are 2 recent examples. While they represent two very different issues, the first the blatant racism of the LaRaza crowd that wants to see all anglo's removed from the southwest and their land returned to them, and the second, from an NAACP meeting showing institutional racism at the USDA. Is this what liberals are referring to when they talk about institutional racism in America? Also, I'm still waiting for the video evidence of the supposed rampant racism of the Tea Party, I will be happy to post if any is ever found.
I suspect that in both cases what we are seeing here is just the tip of the iceberg:
07/21/10: UPDATE - The Shirley Sherrod Debacle Continues
According to the media, left and right, Shirley Sherrod was wrongly fired. If you listen to the entire conversation you will see that she is apparently a "reformed" racist who has learned from her past mistakes of judgement. The first video appears to take her words out of context.
I am posting her entire speech, all 43 minutes below the edited version first aired. After listening to it I wouldn't give her a complete pass on the charge of racism. But there is a case to be made that she had learned from her earlier mistakes and is a better person for it.
It would be great if those on the right were afforded the same courtesy. Such is not the case, any mistake in judgment, at any point in time during an entire lifetime of any Republican or conservative is seen as poor judgment and you shouldn't put your trust in someone that has exercised poor judgment in the past, regardless of how long ago it occurred. More hypocrisy.
Original edited video:
Entire speech video: