"Now, Keith has trained his sights on Barack Obama, attacking him in racially tinged language that startled even the notoriously reactionary radio jock Glenn Beck. During Keith`s appearance on the July 30 broadcast of Beck`s show, he remarked, "I think the black people would say he [Obama] don`t talk, act or carry himself as a black person."Keith wasn`t attacking Obama—he was saying that the Obama candidacy doesn`t mean that race has gone away as an issue, and that many blacks think that Obama acts like he`s white. One of the people who feels that way is Jesse Jackson.
"What does that even mean?" the audibly shocked Beck replied.
"Well, I don`t know what that means," Keith drawled,[Audio] "but I think that that`s what they would say. Even though the black society would pull for him I still think that they think in the back of their mind that the only reason he is in [the general election] is because he talks, acts and carries himself as a Caucasian." [Lynching Advocate Toby Keith: Obama Acts White To Win The Nation, August 5, 2008]
And of course Keith isn`t a lynching advocate—his song "Beer For My Horses" talks about the hanging of white badmen in the Old West. [See Country Music Expert Max Blumenthal Decries Toby Keith’s “Pro-Lynching Anthem”]
And as for Beck`s weird question "What does that even mean?", is it possible that Beck has never met a black person? I could use the example of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, or Al Sharpton. (John Derbyshire calls him Rev`m Al.) I could say that John McWhorter, who is an African-American linguist, insists that (a) there is such a thing as black English, and (b) many people who speak it can also speak regular English, but instead I`ll show you.
African-American showman Steve Harvey, born not in Hawaii, but in Cleveland,Ohio, imagines what he would say if he had the privilege of introducing Jesus Christ (Harvey is a born-again Christian.):