Charlie Rangel don’t like us white crackas! He wants to punish us and put us in our place! LOL.
Rinku Sen is bitching that “:the power to punish explicit racists” is not enough. He wants to be able to attack all those implicit racists out there:
The combination of implicit bias and power gives explicit racists a lot of cover, through rules and arrangements that don’t need to be explicitly racist to get massive support. The entire Zimmerman trial was influenced by just these sorts of actions—from the initial botching of the crime scene, to the disturbing admissions of Juror B37 in her CNN interview, to the adoption of Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” law in the first place. This combination—conscious racists who know not to use the n-word, unconscious racists who can’t recognize bias without the n-word, and policymakers who can easily deny racist intention—affects every issue. This is why it is so hard, for instance, to establish that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s voter suppression policies were designed to target African Americans and Latinos, or that drug sentencing laws need a major overhaul.
We are so clever! it’s like whack-a-mole, or the Racist Hydra Heads! Take heart — we’re making Rinku Sen very very frustrated!