Lynn Forester de Rothschild just made herself my enemy and for a very good reason. The former Hillary Clinton fundraiser came out and basically made a totally racist comment regarding Senator Barack Obama when she said:
“This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don’t like him,” she said of Obama in an interview with CNN’s Joe Johns. “I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him.”
This is the biggest bunch of bullshit I’ve ever heard in my entire life. This matter of being elitist is a tag that I’ve gotten — and frankly wear it — as have other African Americans who are confident, well-educated, intelligent, and don’t fall into deference because someone’s White. There are those of us — who are Black — who still do this just to, as they say, “get along” but I personally decided a long time ago that I was going to be myself.
In fact, I made that decision at the age of 22 and simply went from there. The reason for that walk, that journey is because American society has sent so many messages to Black men that they’re “less than” that one has to fight the messages every day of their lifes.
It’s one reason why Black men have such high rates of heart disease and why self esteem is commonly — even to this day — sought via athletics and not education because the sport of the body the one area of life where a person can’t deny your prowess. Sadly.
Getting good grades is awesome, but people at times have a tendency to pay no attention to transcripts. Scoring touchdowns is hard to ignore.
But I rejected that path at six years old. I decided then that I wanted to lead via the intellect and damn anyone who stood in my way. And yes, I was six. Six.
So I’ve met a lot of people like Lynn Forester de Rothschild and overcame all of them. See, some people like Lynn Forester de Rothschild are not happy unless they have the subconsious idea that if you’re Black, she’s better than you are.
Think about it.
Why then would she claim to reject Barack Obama for being elitist, and then run to John McCain, who’s not only elitist and can’t remember how many homes he owns, but is massively sexist on top of that.
Because McCain’s White. That’s why. Lynn Forester de Rothschild expected Barack to kiss her ring and when he treated her with respect and, well, like any normal person, that wasn’t enough for her.
Well, my one request is for Lynn Forester de Rothschild to be kicked off the DNC Platform Committee. As soon as possible.
UPDATE: she’s already off of it.