Piers Morgan clearly has no qualms about inviting people on his show who fiercely disagree with him or even attack him personally, and tonight’s opening interview with radio host Larry Elder did not disappoint. Elder told Morgan his interview with George Zimmerman trial witness Rachel Jeantel was horrendous and “condescending,” and even told Morgan that he was being “stupid” for his assessment of Jeantel’s character.
Morgan attempted to call out Elder for questioning Jeantel’s intelligence, grilling him about her educational background as opposed to his. Elder told Piers that he shouldn’t be “treat[ing] black people like children,” and went on another tangent in which he scolded Morgan, saying, “You ought to be ashamed of yourself!”
Elder insisted he never called her stupid–that was Morgan’s word–and continued to lecture Morgan about the real problems in the black community that the media has no interest in talking about.
Larry Elder obviously doesn’t suffer from white guilt.
But wait! There’s more!
There are two paths given this divided identity as Americans – we either embrace our common American dreams and aspirations, or band together in a perceived racial grievance against America. The former is encouraged by the conservative movement, and the latter is indoctrinated into us by the liberal media-education-entertainment industrial complex.
For the most part, African-Americans have chosen through their elected representatives to reject America as racist and segregate themselves with a separate cultural identity within the country. This is why nearly 60% of African-Americans believe there is a lot of discrimination in America as opposed to 16% of whites and 22% of Latinos.
This hearkens to a deeper division between the African-American experience and the Latino experience, in that the specter of white guilt from America’s slave-owning past continues to cloud any real progress of the black community to accept its American identity.
I am pretty sure that Ben Franklin never heard of “multiculturalism” but he accurately described it:
“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”