Herman Cain has had about enough of The New York Times and what he deems its “racist” columnists. Cain cites the response that The Times and guest columnist Adolph Reed, Jr. offered for South Carolina’s newest Senator, Tim Scott.
In an editorial Cain posted to CainTV.com, the one-time GOP candidate for President was incensed that Reed and The Times insinuated no black conservative is smart enough to understand conservatism or even believe in what they claim to believe.
Reed, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, called all blacks in the GOP “tokens” and dismissed the “milestone” status that is Tim Scott’s advancement to the U.S. Senate saying it is no advancement for African-Americans.
Cain responds, “Professor Reed makes it clear that he considers black Republicans to be little more than Stepin Fetchits, soulless black people who are willing to serve the white master at the expense of their true brethren.”
Professor Reed is also a black man, Cain reports, so this sort of attack on other blacks for what they believe is “self-hatred” in his view.
Since Professor Reed is also a black man, I wish him well in dealing with his obvious self-loathing. But he might learn a lot if he spent a little time moving in the circles I move in. He would meet lots of highly accomplished black men and women who have pursued their dreams in the capitalist system and have done exceedingly well. They vote Republican because they understand that free-market policies open up this same kind of opportunity for others.
It’s bad enough that Reed feels the way he does, but worse that “the paper of record” would ever publish such hate, Cain continues.
Any newspaper that would publish a piece denigrating blacks as needing the benevolence of big government in order to serve their interests is obviously racist and deserves widespread censure for making such an insensitive and racially biased editorial decision.
“It’s a shame the New York Times is such a racist newspaper,” Cain concludes.