Late in the day, as always, Larry King has discovered that “black is in.”
According to the Huffington Post,
Speaking with Bob Woodward on “Larry King Live” Wednesday, King announced that his 8-year-old son Cannon wants to be black.
“There’s a lot of advantages to being black,” King said. “Black is in. Is this a turning of the tide?”
Black has been “in” for ages.
To plagiarize myself:
“The coolness of being black and the considerable leverage the identity affords those who cultivate it is why the likes of Halle Berry and Alicia Keys have chosen the identity of the parent who abandoned them over their devoted (liberal) white mothers who reared them. Berry, Keys, and Obama have embraced this politicized racial identity, because to do so is smart; because in America, black is beautiful. It also has its special privileges.”
For the same reason, Obama too chose “black” as a racial identity, despite having been abandoned by his black father and raised by his white, maternal grandparents. And despite being half white as well as an allegedly “post-racial” persona.