Will the Real Racists Please Stand Up

On December 18, 1956, Clayton Heermance, a.k.a. Bud Collyer, landed what would become his most successful game-show hosting job ever — ToTell The Truth. The show had three contestants who claimed to be the same person and a panel of four celebrity questioners who tried to determine which one was telling the truth and which two were lying. Following the questions, each panelist voted for whom he or she thought was telling the truth. “Wrong guesses were worth money to all three contestants, who split the money equally.”

Throughout the show’s 12-year prime-time and day-time run on CBS, such celebrities as Polly Bergen, Kitty Carlisle, Ralph Bellamy, Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean, Phyllis Newman, and Bert Convy would try to pick out the real contestant. If you saw the film Catch Me if You Can (2002), starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, it begins with a portrayal of a 1977 To Tell the Truth segment where DiCaprio’s character Frank Abagnale, Jr. appears. The famous closing line for each round was, “Will the real __________________ please stand up!”

Liberals love to argue that whites are inherently racists unless, of course, they’re liberals and Democrats. But who are the real racists? We don’t need a show like To Tell the Truth to find the real racists. They’re all around us, and many of them are black. “Black racist” seems like a contradiction, but it’s not.

On the“Smiley and West” radio show, James Earl Jones, the voice behind Darth Vader in Star Wars and Mufasa from the Lion King, is a racist of the worst kind – he doesn’t know it.

“I think I have figured out the tea party. I think I do understand racism because I was taught to be one by my grandmother.” Jones describes his grandmother as part “Indian, part black” and she “hated everybody.” “And she taught all of her children and grandchildren to be racist, to hate white people and to distrust black people.”

So how does his upbringing by a racist relate to the Tea Party? Jones went on to say, that his racist upbringing “allowed me to figure it out for myself. And I think I know what racism is better than anybody who has ever been a racist.”

Does he offer any evidence? No. Does he cite examples of racist actions by Tea Party members? No. He feels it in his gut. I suspect that he has not purged himself of the racism that he was raised in. He probably still has a bit of his grandmother in him. Can I prove it? No more than he can prove that the Tea Party is racist, you know, the same folks who elected Allen West and Tim Scott to Congress in 2010. They’re black in case you didn’t know it.

Music publisher Cliff Chenfeld, former Media Matters president Eric Burns, former AOL chief Michael Wolfson, and a former New York Times journalist named Andrew Zipern have produced a video that portrays Mitt Romney as being too white to appeal to black voters.

Released before Romney speaks to a gathering of the NAACP, the video presents a fictionalized meeting of Romney’s advisers. The script throws in obligatory insults to Mormonism, claims that Republicans want to disenfranchise blacks and young voters, assumes Republicans are perpetrating racism against Obama, and, last but not least, insinuating birtherism despite the fact that Romney has never agreed with the birth certificate conspiracies.

You see, liberals can’t be racists because they care for blacks by warehousing them in government-made and government-run housing. Liberals can’t be racists since they keep them in poverty generation after generation. Conservatives have to be racists since they want to free blacks from government oppression.

As Robin of Berkeley, a self-described recovering liberal, puts it, “the Left has a colonial attitude toward blacks. . . .  Leftists view themselves as the Great White Hope. They need to extend a helping hand and TLC to the disenfranchised. In contrast, conservatives don’t condescend. We desire a colorblind world where everyone has the opportunity for success.”