In The New York Times, an AP article claims there was a vast transformation of racial attitudes last year. I haven’t seen any evidence of this. Barack Obama’s popularity has collapsed among White voters. The Republicans are poised to make a comeback in the midterm elections. The White Nationalist movement hasn’t changed a note. Blacks have resumed their traditional alienation from the White majority. The Tea Parties are more popular than the Democratic Party.
Like any other year, 2009 had its defining racial moments: the Sotomayor hearings, Gatesgate, Ricci, and the Tiger Woods affairs. The Left pushed the same old politically correct, multiculturalist line that it has promoted for decades. The Right waffled and surrendered under pressure. The GOP website got a PC makeover. Michael Steele was installed as RNC chairman.
America has long had black mayors, governors, and congressmen. A black president wasn’t the millenarian change that some made it out to be. It was more of the same. President Obama has pushed for wealth redistribution from Whites to non-Whites. Any other black politician would have done the same thing in his place. The only real difference is that the nation-at-large is now being run like the inner cities Whites have abandoned.
Americans are worse off than they were a decade ago. This is unprecedented in American history. The progressive myth is that life is always getting better. But that is not happening anymore. We have finally turned the corner. The United States is in terminal decline.