Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Everyone but Me and Thee

The "African American community" is highly unified, so they need only one phone line to express an opinion they all hold.

Too much?  Consider:

Funny how a simple change in wording makes the original statement look as bizarre as it actually is.

Oh, and racist, too.  If Trump said "White people are calling the White House, they all love me!" we'd take it as referring to a small group, not the entirety of white people in America.  But when he says "the African American community," we're all rather comfortable with that phrasing.  That doesn't make us racists; but it does mean we still think too much in racial terms and categories.  And we seldom think about what that means.

Which is why it's going to be very hard to campaign against Trump as a racist.

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