E. W. Jackson, Dave Weigel, And The “Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations”


When I saw this on Tweet on my iPhone, I had to click through to get the name and picture of the Republican Candidate who was being called a “crazypants preacher”, so I expected normal Christian-bashing. It`s actually racism.

What I see when I click through is slightly different than what I see in the embed above:

The YouTube Preacher

How can Virginia’s GOP choose someone as crazy as E.W. Jackson to be lieutenant governor?

All of these men have weird beliefs and preaching styles. I`m not talking about their personal lives, political beliefs or financial affairs here—I`m talking about their Christian preaching.That`s because they`re all black preachers. I assume that Bishop Jackson`s problem is that he is a black preacher, too.

Because he`s black, he`s given a pass by the GOP committees. Because he`s Republican, he`s a legitimate target for Slate.