IS IT RACIST? Sarah Palin vs Common

You know, I hate to be the person that pulls the race card all the time. I totally consider myself to be an open-minded individual who understands that human beings are fallible, and there are coincidences, and not EVERYTHING is about race, but it’s really hard not to when people still put monkey faces on the president and there are “white Nationalist pop teen duos” touring the nation. However, because I have recently been pulling that card without much introspection, I’ve decided it’s time to have an thoughtful, recurring segment to discuss this. Without further ado (and with thanks comedian of our time Daniel Tosh) let’s begin:

“IS IT RACIST?”

Episode One: Sarah Palin tweeting the above gem, sarcastically remarking “lovely” at the prospect of the White House inviting rapper Common to a poetry reading: IS IT RACIST?

Ummmm. Okay. Let’s talk. I mean, it’s basically impossible not to picture Sarah Palin sitting on a dead moose and saying that the White House is “gettin’ awful dark, don’tcha think,” right? She once linked to a church sign that called Obama a “TALIBAN MUSLIM.” And then there is this. And this. And this and this and this. And this all goes without even mentioning that Common is a tremendously talented lyricist and has just as much right as any other artist to take part in a poetry reading, especially considering poetry is defined as “the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.” I would say that yeah, that’s probably what a rapper would be good at performing.

Considering Sarah Palin has never painted herself as anything but a closed-minded, moose-killing airhead, I think it’s reasonable to say that this one is a given:

YEP – it’s racist.