Oops. The lily-white California Girl’s sentiments, thought to be shared in private on a social network, were exposed by a former boyfriend.
Can’t a nice blonde girl express her feelings anymore? What’s all the fuss about? She couldn’t possibly be a racist, she's white AND conservative.
The local TV news reporter posed the simple question to the puzzled young woman.
“Are you a racist? It sounds like you’re a racist?”
“It does,” Aryann McBlondie* said, “but I am not. That’s what everyone’s been telling me, ‘You know, what you said sounded so racist,’ and it does, and you know, I take it back. If I could erase what I said, I would.”
Well then, like a shake of Romney's Etch-a-Sketch, she took it back. Nothing to see here folks. It’s all been fixed.
Now she's only hoping the president gets assassinated. No hate, or racism, there, right?
Besides, I’m sure she knows from FOX(R), Limbaugh, and Beck that only the President and his voters can be racists.
That is sadly the lesson from the radical Right.
Let’s hope this other reality based lesson is learned.
Racists never admit to being racists. Just ask one.
Or just ask Limbaugh, Beck and FOX(R).
* Name changed to protect the guilty.
Perhaps we should consider this perspective from an article from the Atlantic:
"Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others." - Ta-Nehisi Coates