At least one high school student is about to turn in a red hot paper. Apparently, a Los Angeles area high school has assigned its students to write a paper in History Class dealing with "art or justice." One student picked the topic "Racism in the Mainstream Media." Yet unlike so many other students, who would have probably gone to radical or Left-wing commentators to point out just how many ways the Media isn't fearful enough of racism, this student decided to call the last person most educators would expect: Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh saw the moment as a golden opportunity, and over the course of an impromptu half hour interview with the student, posted on the Daily Rushbo, he laid out a devastatingly comprehensive indictment of the media for keeping racism alive in America by keeping the fear of racism alive. The student was more than satisfied, and walked away with a free iPad to boot.
You can listen to the full half hour interview in the following videos.
One of the targets Limbaugh goes after by name is CNN anchor Roland Martin, whose Twitter feed Limbaugh uses to illustrate his point about media racism. Limbaugh attacks Martin for a Tweet claiming racism "is in the DNA" of America - a line Limbaugh calls proof that liberals view slavery as America's "original sin." Martin, apparently all too happy to prove Limbaugh's point, fired back on Twitter this afternoon:
Note Martin's choice of metaphor - racism is in the "DNA" of America. In other words, it's permanent and can't be changed. This might be Derrick Bell's take on history, but it is hardly incontrovertible.