I can’t put my finger on it precisely, but this essay feels contrived. Maybe it’s just the awkward number of stereotypes portrayed in it. ‘Unreconstructed’ southerner meets civil rights activist and their common enemy is Republicans? Yeah right. If the author is going to use stereotypes so much in his logic then he should at least bring them up to date. The south is filled with red states, mostly Republican country these days. The days of the Dixiecrats are long gone.
The author also incorrectly assigns the concept of personal responsibility in regards to freedom of speech as a leftist ideal, he couldn’t have gotten it more wrong. The left is the one who is concerned with political correctness, it is Republicans who fight for ‘personal repsonsibility’ on all fronts.
“The south is filled with red states, mostly Republican country these days. The days of the Dixiecrats are long gone.”
Perhaps, but most Republicans aren’t racist. Look no further than Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Bobby Jindal, Todd Palin, etc...