White Like Me

by digby

So Beck invited every black wingnut in the country on his show to rap about bein' a conservative brotha. This is an example of the conversation:

Beck: How many people here identify themselves as African Americans? (About a third raise their hands) OK -- Why?

Payne: It's interchangeable.

Beck: But wait, wait. Why not identify yourself as Americans?

Fritsch: Well, people can look at you and tell you're black. You can't escape that.

Beck: Yeah, but I don't identify myself as white, or a white American.

And that was the smart stuff. Pour yourself a drink or dunk yourself a teabag and go read Neiwert.

As Atrios says, "it burns."