Since author and Obama-disliker Dinesh D'Souza wrote a book declaring The End of Racism (three bucks at Amazon), it was not racist when he on Tuesday referred to the president as the "Grown-Up Trayvon in the White House." Can't be. Racism is over.
Update: He deleted the tweet, but we took a screenshot.
The book, released in 1996, articulates the conservative writer's position on racism. If you're not interested in paying even $3 for it, D'Souza (pictured above at left) explained its argument to PBS shortly after the book came out. In short: Racism was created as a concept to explain why non-Western cultures didn't match the West's cultural achievements. He says "racism is a doctrine of biological inferiority usually accompanied by the practice of systematized discrimination," then arguing that that perception of inferiority has largely subsided.
And then, later, that one problem distinctive to black culture is "the extremely high, virtually parasitic reliance of African-Americans on the government."
So I’m not saying that it’s peculiar or bizarre that blacks rely on the government. I’m saying today, when the government cannot employ large numbers of people, when public confidence in the government is low, the Korean or the Asian strategy of entrepreneurship, of small business, which is very weak in the black community, we need to stress that.
See how it works? There's no racism anymore, so now we can have some Real Talk about African-Americans. Arguments that institutionalized racism — and the obvious and persistent existence of discrimination — somehow affect the black population are dismissed in favor of the argument that African-Americans choose to rely on government assistance.