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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Racism in the Press

For John, BLUFDiversity, but not rigid boundaries.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From the blog Same Page Nation and the pen of Mr Tom Knighton we have "'Identity Purity' and Republican Frontrunners – Did NY Times Reveal Its Racism?".  The sub-headline is "The fact that this is even an issue is disheartening."

Here is the lede plus four:

Is the New York Times racist?  That’s not a question most people would even think to ask.  After all, how could one of the largest papers in the most diverse country on the planet be remotely racist?

Well, let’s take a look at a story they recently ran titled “Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Made History. Didn’t You Hear?”  We’re going to take a long, in-depth look at this train wreck.

An excellent question.  Both Cruz and Rubio had a fantastic showing, and since both are of Cuban descent, why isn’t this being talked about more? Don’t worry, they’re gonna tell us.

The answer is not that complicated:  Neither Mr. Cruz nor Mr. Rubio meets conventional expectations of how Latino politicians are supposed to behave.
Ah, there it is.  The money quote.
My view is that what The Old Gray Lady means is that neither meet Democrat Party "conventional expectations".  They surely meet Republican "conventional expectations".

It is The Old Gray Lady, with its Progressive leaning editorial outlook, and it isn't as bad as the reporter who suggested neither Senator Cruz nor Senator Rubio are Hispanic because their parents came from Cuba, but still, this is how we perpetuate racial and ethnic stereotypes.  Put another way, since my name is Krieger and I am originally from Pennsylvania, must I be a stereotypical Amish person?  You Englishers of the Democrat Party need an answer to that question.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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