Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Van Jones and Racism: NOT

On Monday I wrote about speaking the truth on racism. I continue to believe that much of the anti-Obama rhetoric is fueled by latent (or overt) racism.

But it’s important to separate truth from falsehood.

The resignation of Van Jones as the “Green Jobs Czar” (Why do we call them Czars? It’s a mid-level administrative post.) is unfortunate because he apparently knows a lot about green jobs. But in spite of what Keith Olberman thinks, it’s not because of racism.

Mr. Jones signed a petition which suggested that President Bush knew about or orchestrated the 9/11 attacks as a pretext for going to war. This should have disqualified him from the job in the first place. The 9/11 “Truthers” are as crazy as the “Birthers” and the “Deathers.” We need sanity.

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