This was a funny exchange actually.
I was surprised that Senator Boxer for failing to do two things:
- Failing to tell the "Black man" in front of her to stop calling her "mam" and instead caller "Senator Boxer". This is what she asked the miltary officer a few weeks ago to do.
- Failing to warn the "Black man" who was in front of her to stop interrupting her. She would not tolerate his outbursts. "I get to ask the questions of you".
I am of the opinion that the "National Black Chamber of Commerce" should drop the "Black" from their name. Why can't a group that was started by Black people purport to be experts in their field and retain power of the organization?
Barbara Boxer saw the word "Black" in their name and her knee jerk reaction was to limit her rebuttals to their opinions to ANOTHER "BLACK GROUP". I have to fault the N.B.C.C. for limiting their scope as such.
This presentation is the worst case scenario for "White Liberal Democrats" and for "Democrats who are Black" (as opposed to "Black Democrats").
Such as show undercuts the habit of having Black organizations and factions "duke it out" in the "Black General Election" - the "Democratic Primary" and then unify in the "National General Election" - voting against the Republicans. Senator Boxer got a bit too comfortable in her assumptions of the "loyal Negroes" that are out there.
Its funny how White bigotry shows its face.
I DO NOT BLAME BARBARA BOXER FOR THIS ONE.
It is the Black Democratic Machine that showed her how "Black Politics" works and thus she simply limited herself to finding "another Black group" that could be used to counter the "Black group" that was in front of her.
Clearly the phrase "Black people are not monolithic in our thinking" was seen as a standard placard in Senator Boxer's eyes. This is just like the NAACP saying "We are a non-partisan group".
(Note - I will now make my rounds of various "AfroSpear" blog sites where I fully expect them to attack the Black guy who dared challenge the Democratic machine on their bigoted corralling of Black people. Stay tuned - they rarely fail to amaze me.)