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In the mid 1960’s the conservative magazine National Review was known for statements like this:

“For years now, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and his associates have been deliberately undermining the foundations of internal order in this country. With their rabble-rousing demagoguery, they have been cracking the “cake of custom” that holds us together.

But oh how they have progressed over at the National Review, as demonstrated by this column from just yesterday where Victor Davis Hanson applies the reverse paper bag test:

Black authenticity, as defined by Southern mannerisms and darker complexion, amplified by conservatism or traditionalism, earns liberal unease….[Cain’s] speech and manner are as genuine as Obama’s are forced and often phony…. Cain is authentically African-American and of an age to remember the Jim Crow South

AKA, “The Good Old Days”.

Times change, the approach skews a bit, but at its vestigial-heart National Review remains the go-to source for the same ol’ racist claptrap.