The unintended consequences arising from the election of Barack Obama may still not be clear to African Americans but they will soon be undeniable. David Horowitz, for example, gives a sneak peak:
[F]or white people the term "racist" is really tantamount to being called a "ni---er" if you're black, except that blacks are free to call whites racists while whites can't even write the word n-i-g-g-e-r without risking repercussions. Watching this show [RattlerGator: Greta Van Susteren on Fox, interviewing Sgt. Crowley and the woman who phoned 911 about a possible break-in] -- watching this cop be not only unapologetic but demanding that Gates apologize to Crowley and his mother (for the trash-talk Yo Mama), it occurred to me that a great turn is indeed taking place as a result of the election of Obama.
First we had the spectacle of Sotomayor -- a race-preference lefitst -- backing off entirely from race preferences, and now we have policemen who normally would just be under fire, saying enough -- we're not going to take it anymore. Saying: For years we've bent over backwards to apologize for racial injustices, some of which occurred and some of which did not, we've taken so many hours of courses and training to be sensitive to minorities, and we're not going to be called racists anymore when we're not. You are a professor making five or ten times what I make. You are in state whose governor is black; you're in a city whose mayor is black. You're pretending you're a powerless victim and at the same time phoning my chief and calling me a racist, telling me I don't know who I'm messing with because your friend who is black is the president of the United States. F--- you! And that's something of a cultural revolution.
Well, well, well. Isn't that interesting? Are white people rediscovering their backbone -- without embracing an ugly malice toward some? I hope so. I think so.
And it's about damn time.
I'm thinking about Sandra Day O'Connor at this moment and her pivotal role on the Supreme Court near the end of her term. She opined that affirmative action had a remaining lifespan, if I remember correctly, of perhaps 25 years at the most. That end may (may!) be fast accelerating right about now and the anointed one is playing a crucial role, albeit unintended, in that acceleration.
My, my, my.