“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.”
― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
Some of the views, opinions and perspectives of my white friends and associates on Race in the Obama era offer me a glimpse into the inner angst of white America -- whatever that means.
Here's to hoping the GOP restores sanity to their brand. It's no secret that the GOP -- bullied by their Tea Party upstarts -- has been severely unhinged for the last five years: I call it President Obama hysteria.
Not pulling any punches
The election and re-election of Obama has triggered a mental, emotional and political breakdown among GOP white male voters over the age of 55. And the largest cluster of the GOP power base reside in southern red states: the confederate of yore.