Jul 24, 2010
Must we have a conversation about race?
Why does all the conversation about race on the TV seem to consist of everyone agreeing that a conversation abut race would be a good thing? Why don't they just get on with it instead of wasting time telling what a good thing it would be to have one? Why does everything have to be so meta? It's almost as if the cable news media, having made the mistake of rushing to judgment on the Sherrod story were determined to make amends by boring us to death with their endless pontification on its meaning — or rather, what it's meaning might be if we ever got around to having a conversation about it.