The Power Of Appointment – Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Power Of Appointment – Ta-Nehisi Coates:

“More likely, when you have a party, in which people feel comfortable coming to rallies and saying on camera that they won’t vote for a black guy, then that party will have people asserting the right to mispronounce Sotomayor’s name. That party will have people arguing that Sotomayer’s food choices are evil.  It’s highly unlikely that that party will have some sort of sophisticated tolerence game at the ready. They are who they are.”

(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)

Indeed. You are what you repeatedly do. Damn the “Party of Lincoln” talk.