The following video may be hard to watch. Pat Buchanan is happy to say things many people wouldn’t. In fact, most people, I would guess, wouldn’t even let themselves consciously think like this. But we do know lots and lots of us have implicit racist biases, along with sexist ones and others. (We talk about them quite a bit on this blog.)
One consequence is that for a lot of people the best choice among people is a white person, particularly a white man. This video reminds us of what hidden views can underlie such choices..
The personae: Rachel Maddow, American TV liberal commentator; the first openly gay American to hold a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford, where she completed her D.Phil. Pat Buchanan: Very conservative American political commentator, many shows and appearances on TV and Radio.