Thursday, September 22, 2016

Let Him (or Her) Who Is Without Sin Cast the First Stone

J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy - A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, wrote a very good column where he picked apart Hillary Clinton's comment on the deplorables. In it he wrote:

It’s difficult in the abstract to appreciate that those with morally objectionable viewpoints can still be good people. This perhaps explains why Mrs. Clinton showed considerably less charity than did Mr. Obama as a candidate in a widely praised 2008 speech on race. In one particularly personal passage, he spoke about his white grandmother — an imperfect, but fundamentally good, woman, “a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.
(J.D. Vance in an Op/Ed column for the New York Times, September 22, 2016.)