I have a confession to make, I am not a fan of Ann Coulter, and she reminds me of the only friend I have ever lost over political differences who was also a raging Republican and frankly an Ann clone. Ann Coulter says shit that frankly makes me just scrunch my face up, scratch my head and ponder if she hits the spiked go-go juice before she speaks. Seriously Ann Counter, Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin are like the triumvirate of Republican women that just say shit that is completely nonsensical, in many ways they are like my seven year old and my father, they just like to hear their own voices.
So imagine my surprise today when I stumbled across this piece in the Huffington Post of Ann-ism and actually found myself nodding my head in agreement. Ya gotta read the piece and watch the clip. Ann is basically railing against liberal media folks and how quick they are to appear down and comfy with Black folks but really it’s an act. Now I can’t speak for Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews but I do think that Ann actually hit upon a quiet truth that few really talk about.
In my almost 40 years on this rock, it’s my experience that to be honest most self-professed liberal white folks aren’t nearly as comfortable with people of difference aka the blacks as they would have us to believe. In many cases I wouldn’t go so far as to say they are racist (sorry Ann) but they are not nearly as comfortable with Blacks as they want to believe that they are. For us unfortunate folks who stumble across these freedom rider types, frankly it is annoying; too much time spent being gushed upon and the slow sick realization that we are being objectified for our difference and not being seen as real humans. It’s taken me many years but I generally run far the fuck away when I realize I am a liberal project, sorry dude, I can’t be your Blackness tour guide.
Ann is also right when she speaks about Bill Maher’s well known fondness for Black women, too many times a white man or woman thinks that because they have a partner of a different hue that somehow it gives them a special privilege pass. Sorry, it does not, you don’t get an honorary Black card and Bill Maher is still an ass!
Funny thing is no one talks about this stuff, so to hear it coming from someone like Ann Coulter is rather surprising but hey, I guess everyone can have a decent day every now and then.