Further evidence that Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the finest and most thought provoking writers on the internet.
When a professor of history calls Barack Obama a “Food Stamp President,” it isn’t a mistake to be remedied through clarification; it is a statement of aggresion. And when a crowd of his admirers cheer him on, they are neither deluded, nor in need of forgiveness, nor absolution, nor acting against their interest. Racism is their interest. They are not your misguided friends. They are your fully intelligent adversaries, sporting the broad range of virtue and vice we see in humankind.
This is in response to the phenomenon known as Newton Leroy Gingrich and his appeal to a large swath of the American electorate. As TNC points out the video embedded at the link was created from a statement Gingrich made on the birthday of Martin Luther King. Gincgrich is about to get his comeuppance with the release of interviews his second wife Marianne gave to ABC News and the Washington Post.