Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Is Jim Crow hiding in your closet?

So how many more public figures are going to have their Earl Butz moment before everyone figures out it is not funny anymore and never was?

George Allen, during a campaign appearance, pointed to his opponent’s tracker and said, “Welcome to America Macaca.” The tracker, S.R. Sidarth, is an American citizen of Indian descent. Now why would Allen assume that Sidarth was not American? There really isn’t any nice answer for that. Which explains why Allen’s damage control is just making matters worse.

The way to prevent this sort of thing is to quit whining about political correctness and toss Jim Crow out of your closet.

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