Racism in Congress – Maureen Dowd on Joe Wilson’s outburst

Boy, Oh, Boy
Published: September 13, 2009
Joe Wilson’s outburst in Congress revealed one thing: Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it.


Friends, I hope you’ll read this article and consider the truth that racism is alive and well in white Southern congressmen who don’t want to accept an educated black man as a president. They sure can’t find it in themselves to respect him.

My favorite remark by Dowd: “For two centuries, the South has feared a takeover by blacks or the feds. In Obama, they have both.”