Do white and Asian liberals get away with saying things white conservatives can’t? Do black liberals have a problem with other liberals’ rased-based remarks about black conservatives?
Ideology trumps all. Years ago, Thomas V. Mike Miller, a state senator from Maryland, called Michael Steele an “Uncle Tom.” I don’t remember any outrage from black liberals. (Also see Hillary Clinton’s southern “black” accent.)
Last week, actor George Takei, a “married” homosexual, expressed his…dissent…with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent of the court’s decision to redefine marriage to include two people of the same sex. Takei and the rest got what they wanted, but Takei was outraged over a justice’s dissent.
George Takei calls Clarence Thomas a “clown in blackface” http://t.co/UsJhCyDgCr
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) July 2, 2015
“He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court,” Takei said. “He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there…This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America. I’ll say it on camera.”
After the backlash, Takei came up with this excuse, presumably with a straight face: “When asked by a reporter about the opinion, I was still seething, and I referred to him as a “clown in blackface” to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage. This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts. While I continue to vehemently disagree with Justice Thomas, the words I chose, said in the heat of anger, were not carefully considered.”
This black liberal took issue with Takei’s remarks:
Takei knew full well what he meant: to racially insult Justice Thomas for daring to disagree with his warped views. He intended to offend, and he tried to walk it back. What he should do is apologize to Justice Thomas.
A social-media backlash is all that will happen to Takei. Why? Because he’s a high-profile, homosexual, Hollywood liberal.