Code Words

Can we please stop bullshitting with the language? This isn’t the source of my problem, but it is what triggered the post, and since it is an open letter, I feel like it is an appropriate link.

Can we please stop using soft euphemisms to excuse black racism? Pretty please? I’m tired of seeing “the community” when you mean “black people.” You don’t mean the community when you say “the community”. You aren’t including the Korean donut shop owner. You aren’t including the white family that lives down the street. And I think that saying “anger” when you mean “hate” is pretty childish too.

Are our hearts so small and our need for reassurance so great that we cannot allow an old black man who dedicated his life to his community his anger?

I think you mean, “Are our hearts so small and our need for reassurance so great that we cannot allow an old black man who dedicated his life to his race his hate?” No. No, our hearts are too small to tolerate a president whose spiritual mentor is a hateful racist. Maybe he is simply a product of his times. So were Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd.

Enough of “the community.” It’s “the race.” Enough of “anger.” It’s hate. Enough of “liberation theology.” It’s socialism. It’s not anti-zionism, and it isn’t anti-semitism. It is anti-Jew.

Way back before P6 banned me, we had a discussion about language and race. This is one point that we agreed on — we can’t have an understanding about race in this country until we stop the euphemisms and start calling things what they are.

One Comment

  1. Dude, it’s PC speak and it is prevalent. Even my son’s elementary school has a “diversity initiative” – code for ‘oh my god we have too many white people in our district!’ Well of course they do. This is rural PA, not Philly. I get so tired of this diversity bullshit. My company is pushing it too. If I get one more email telling me I should embrace transexualism I’m going to throw up. Sorry, a little off topic. I feel your pain.