5/1/14 Racist Stereotypes

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Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg wrote a bigoted, racist column.  

He attacked Hermene Hartman, publisher of N’DIGO the nation’s most widely-circulated weekly periodical focused on the black community. Steinberg attacked Hartman because she stated her support for Bruce Rauner. 

[Hartman is not exactly a committed Republican. She has a history of backing Democrats and was an early financial supporter of Barack Obama.] 

Rauner is the Republican candidate challenging incumbent [Illinois] Governor Pat Quinn, a Democrat.  Steinberg argued that no black could ever support a Republican unless they were paid off.  It was — he wrote — the “buy ’em-a-beer-and-get-’em-to-the-polls approach.”

Let that sink in for just a moment.

This is the thinking of people who engage in racist stereotypes.

Minorities who don’t behave in a prescribed manner are illegitimate to their race, culture, gender, religion.  And the list goes on.

They use disgusting and derogatory terms such as Oreo — meaning black on the outside and white on the inside.

There’s more.  Steinberg likened Hartman to “Jews [who] collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.”  Quote-unquote.

It gets even worse.  Governor Quinn’s reelection campaign tweeted to his supporters messages of agreement with the column.

National news organizations are preoccupied with the repugnant remarks of an NBA owner and a rancher, who affect the lives of so very few.  While ignoring the racist stereotypes propagated by the political campaign of a governor who does impact the lives of nearly 13 million Illinois residents.

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