Given Juan’s own Enough book bemoaning Jackson and Sharpton-style victimology, no way he can believe what he has written concerning alleged “racial politics in plain sight” exercised by Republicans in the last election. It used to be beneath Mr. Williams to stoop to such baseless conjecture.
It is Democrats that proudly favor and pass race-based Jim Crow laws today and since just after the ink on the the 1965 Voting Rights Act was passed 50 years ago and for the 100 years before said ink was dry on the 1964 Civil Rights Act when signed 49 years ago.
In his post-election missive Williams cites a liberal immigration advocate and Democrat congressman’s “suspicions” that conservatives and Republican’s “resent a black man’s presence in the White House”. Based upon what? That past presidents have exercised “prosecutorial discretion”, advocacy of voter-photo identification cards, innocuous statements by Rush Limbaugh and a Republican congressman’s characterization of the Obama Administration as waging a “war on whites”.