Obama had an ex-white girlfriend, it doesn’t absolve him of being a racist. So this story doesn’t really absolve Ryan from being a racist either. So we shouldn’t report it as such.
But this goes to show you the lengths the Liberals will go to vet Paul Ryan. They never did the same of Obama.
So then, how could he genuinely care for his black daughter and promote policies that would harm African Americans, and therefore harm her? Research has shown that those who hold stereotypes about a particular group of people are unlikely to have those stereotypes altered merely by encountering someone who defies that stereotype. Instead, they are likely to view the individual defying said stereotype as an exception. In other words, it is possible to have a black friend, Asian friend, Hispanic friend or Muslim friend or wife and still exhibit prejudice toward that group. The friend or wife is simply viewed as the exception who is not like the others.
For the record: No, I am not calling Ryan a racist. I am saying, however, that if you want to know where a politician’s heart lies when it comes to a particular community, it may be best to look at that person’s policies — such as his or her record on civil rights — rather than personal relationships. What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.