The conservative Republican opines: "From the perspective of one who accuses John McCain of racism [because he opposes U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's ascension to Secretary of State, due to her comments surrounding the Benghazi scandal], it isn’t that conservatism is wrong so much as that there is no such thing as conservatism to begin with. It’s all a trick to keep whitey in power, rather than the racially-indifferent means by which whitey came to have power. Nothing is racially indifferent, least of all the tools that built the master’s house."
Mr. Jackson continues his commentary: "This attitude, in turn, means that great numbers of black Americans have turned away from the unchanging prerequisites of power, prosperity, and liberty. These are viewed as goods held by the white man, the acquisition of which for black people is a matter of forcing him to open the spigot. Whatever compass by which Rice might have measured herself a good, or bad, UN Administrator, deserving of promotion, is simply erased. There is no compass. Her promotion is entirely captive to whether white racism wins or loses – today. Tomorrow, the same contest will rear its head somewhere else."
More: "Black conservatives can’t promise that goodness and innocence lay at the bottom of white conservative hearts. Our best bet is to insist that there is a compass. Our work is to insist that the master’s tools will build our house, too – and that in fact there are no other tools. Do this, and we will crack open a tiny space, not for the claim that white conservatives aren’t racist, but for the more powerful claim: that it doesn’t matter if they are."