Dinesh D'Souza loses the rest of his marbles

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 18 02:16:29 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 3:22 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not convinced he understands the difference between "nigger" and
> "house nigger".

D'Souza doesn't even *intend* to understand the difference. He has
devoted his entire career to demonstrating that he has nothing but
contempt for anyone who's of known, admitted, or claimed sub-Saharan
African ancestry, irrespective of that person's wealth or social

In point of fact, _house_ v. _field_ is a distinction without a
difference, in any case, even among blacks - any black person at all
can claim to be of house-slave descent and how can anyone contradict
him? - because it doesn't matter to white people. It's just noise. Has
anyone ever heard even a whisper of a rumor that there once were signs
that read WHITE, COLORED (of house-servant descent), COLORED (of
field-hand descent), or something similar?

As someone once pointed out on this very listserv, if there was any
meaningful distinction that had ever been made between or among black
Americans on any basis, it would have changed the history of the
United States.

As a redneck/hillbilly character in an animated cartoon asked the
members of a black family, "If y'all are the same family, why ain't
y'all the same color?"


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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