Insulting Blacks

The other day, David Axelrod, the president’s top political adviser, said if Mitt Romney picked Marco Rubio as his running mate, it would be an insult to Hispanics. I’ll tell you what should be insulting to a minority group: Mr. Obama’s new campaign ad telling African Americans that they need to “have his back.” It’s an insulting appeal to racial solidarity aimed at a group that has been hit extremely hard by the Obama economy, with an official black unemployment rate of 14 percent. The question that blacks, 95 percent of whom voted for Mr. Obama at in 2008, ought be asking is not whether they have the president’s back, but whether he has theirs.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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