Pro: Why Lloyd Marcus Thinks We’ve Moved Beyond Race
“I think many Blacks feel they have a right to be racist.”
In our Pro vs Con series, we ask two experts to weigh in on a hot button topic. This week, we tackle the idea of a post-racial society. Lloyd Marcus is a spokesperson for the Tea Party Express and chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Loop 21: How would you define the term “post-racial society”?
Lloyd Marcus: The ’60s TV series Star Trek was a perfect example of a “post-racial society.” The different races of the crewmembers was never an issue. They related to each other as individual human beings.
Loop 21: Do you believe we are currently living in a post-racial society in America? Why or why not?
Marcus: I believe most Americans are living in a post-racial society. Yes, there are pockets of racism. Why? Because like every other sin, racism will exist on the earth until Christ takes us home.
Loop 21: If so, what was the tipping point that kicked off this new post-racial society?
Marcus: America has become a post-racial society incrementally. There was no specific “kickoff” event.
Loop 21: Are there any drawbacks to using the term post-racial society? Why or why not?
Marcus: I see no benefit in focusing on and using the term post-racial society. I would rather we simply assume such is the case and move forward. A few years ago, PBS reported that black youths laughed upon hearing the ’70s mantra, “Say it loud, I’m black and I proud!” Why did the youths laugh? Because they live in a post-racial society in which it sounds absurd to feel the need to proclaim their pride in being Black.
Loop 21: What role do you think the election of President Obama played in the idea that we are now living in a post-racial society?
Marcus: Obama’s election unquestionably confirms most Americans think post-racially. However, the Democrats and the liberal mainstream media made the entire campaign about Obama’s race, thus excusing Obama from the normal vetting process of every other president. Their message was clear and extremely intimidating, “If you don’t vote for the black guy, you are a racist.” Whites voted for Obama in droves.
Loop 21: Do you think the election of President Obama pushed us closer to a post-racial society? Why or why not?
Marcus: Sadly, this despicable administration has exploited race on every turn to further their agenda. For example, they declare all who oppose any of Obama’s unprecedented private sector and governmental power grabs to be racist. This is designed to end debate, shut people up and further their socialistic agenda.
Loop 21: Do you think race will play as big a part in this year’s upcoming presidential election as it did in 2008? Why or why not?
Marcus: Race will be an issue in the 2012 election only because the Democrats and their sycophant friends in the liberal mainstream media will make it an issue. They have already attempted to brand the Tea Party racist. Forty percent of Tea Party folks voted for Obama. Their opposition is about Obama’s policies, not his skin color. However, the left will make this coming election about race and class envy.
Loop 21: Do you think this society’s view of race is currently affecting African Americans’ economic and social position in America? Why or why not?
Marcus: Our society's view of race is not affecting African Americans’ economic and social position in America. What is negatively affecting Blacks is the left and Black Liberal Plantation overlord’s exploitation of race for selfish political reasons. In essence, they are betraying their own people by convincing them that they are victims, despite being blessed to be born in the greatest land of opportunity on the planet. For crying out loud, some Black rapper has a $90 million fragrance line. Black unemployment is at an unprecedented high as the result of Obama’s economy.
Loop 21: The term “reverse racism” has come up frequently since people have started using the term “post-racial society”; do you think this term has merit? Why or why not?
Marcus: I think many Blacks feel they have a right to be racist. And, I believe it is just as wrong as whites being racist.
Loop 21: What does the ideal society look like to you, with regards to race? How do you think we can get there?
Marcus: Star Trek represents my perfect society; where race is irrelevant. I dream of a society where people are judged and relate to each other based on the content of their individual character rather than the color of their skin.
Loop 21: Why do you think those on the other side of this conversation are misguided?
Marcus: Some folks have made a very profitable living keeping race in the forefront. Some folks are simply infected with terminal hate. Some find comfort in perceiving themselves to be victims rather than accepting responsibility for their lives and their choices.
Loop 21: Is there anything else our readers need to know about the idea—and the reality—of a post-racial society as it relates to the African-American community?
Marcus: Forget about race and simply go for your dreams.
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