The Dozen Most Overrated Black People
“The Dozen Most Overrated Black People": Can you imagine if I (or any other columnist) actually wrote an article with this title and subject?
Not only would I not write such a thing because it’s professional suicide, but more importantly I don’t view the world through a lens of race – and neither does any other non-leftist columnist whom I read or know, whether pasty white folks like me or black conservatives such as Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Deroy Murdock, or Star Parker.
For example, I might suggest that Barack Obama is the single most overrated person on the planet, but it has nothing whatever to do with his skin color. I might query: What can be more over-rated than winning a Nobel Peace Prize for offering a “vision” but not actually accomplishing anything? But nowhere does my critique include a mention – or even a thought – of Mr. Obama’s skin color, though I doubt the same can be said of the thinking of the 2009 Nobel Committee.
So what to make of Columbia University Associate Professor Marc Lamont Hill’s article for the Huffington Post entitled “The 15 Most Overrated White People” – apparently Hill’s way to celebrate Columbus Day. (I wonder if he was hanging out with Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren.)
Although the article’s title sounds like something preceding a bit of faux-racist satire, Hill’s list, which includes politicians, entertainers, athletes, and “President Obama’s economic team” seems serious, almost bitter, right from its introduction which concludes: “Of course, this list is not exhaustive, as there are countless other White people who are equally underwhelming.”
Please read the entirety of my article for the American Spectator here:
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