My boys asked an interesting question. Why is it when someone says something like this – focus on the white vote or whatever - it’s racist. But when the media blames whites, talks of the angry white male, speaks of white anger, talks of divisions caused by whites and the need for politicians to appeal to minorities and not focus on whites, it isn’t racism?
Good question, if you think on it. I know I didn't have a good answer. The best I could say is it's racist if the first consideration is what is the color of their skin. I guess. Just because those other cases aren't labeled racist doesn't mean they're not. They are. Especially if it is considered racist to say the exact same thing, just about another skin color. I have no problem saying Ms. Coulter is a racist, as long as I can add Salon and Huffpost and most of the national media to the mix.