It was worse than I thought. Alvin Holmes not only made an incredibly idiotic racist remark, the man with dung for brains actually put money behind it. These two articles give details surrounding the asinine level of confidence this total buffoon has in his racist opinion of white Republicans. I would be surprised if he did not try to welch on his wager by suggesting a specific number to satisfy his "whole bunch of whites that adopted blacks in Alabama" criterion. How many white Alabama families with adopted minority children must there be for this cretin to pay up?
But more importantly, what does it take for Democrats to stand against such blatant misbehavior? Two lefties showed up when I originally posted on this story and tried to suggest there is a rational explanation for Holmes' vile pronouncements. But there's a vast chasm-like difference between understanding how white racism in American history, perpetrated by some whites, might influence the perceptions of any given person of color toward the white race, versus using that to dismiss outrageous black racism toward in the other direction. Like the white racist, Holmes simply does not know enough white people, Republican or otherwise, to justify a blanket condemnation of white people. This has always been my problem with anyone with prejudice against any group of people. America was never so completely racist as to justify such a reciprocal racist attitude.
And now Holmes must savor the taste of his own foot, and will be known for the complete jackass as his comments illustrate he is until he ponies up the cash or a public apology. Not the typical Democrat apology, but an actual apology that demonstrates true remorse for his hatred and a sincere desire to repent of his racism and instead actually judge others by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.