Friday, September 30, 2005

Let the Black Caucus Stay Black

This story was pointed out to me in a comment by daveg.

Apparently, Republican Representative Stacey Campfield wants to join the Congressional Black Caucus, and they won't let him, presumably beccause he is white (although the real reason could be because he is a Republican).

The comment that "even the Ku Klux Klan has less racist bylaws" seems to me to be rather over the top. This whole thing seems to be a publicity stunt.

Personally, I'm all for letting the Black Caucus remain black; if you dislike the Congressional Black Caucus and the agendas it pushes, it seems to me that a far better tactic than trying to infiltrate it with white people is to try to get more blacks to reject the caucus (or to get more blacks in the Congress who are against joining the caucus).

On the other hand, he did bring up the very valid point that in the U.S., it is acceptable for every group other than whites to recognize racial interests and to promote their racial interests per se. But from what I read, he seems to have gone about it in a bad way that is more interested in getting publicity than actually dealing with the issue per se.

That is all.

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