Here's a screen capture of The Drudge Report, as it appeared on January 19, 2011. I'm only now posting it. (Yes, I am backlogged.)
Is this headline racist? Does it hint at an unspoken message, as in ... you "real Americans" (white Americans) have lost your country to coloreds and foreigners!
The headline says "White House, 2011." Yet the article has nothing to do with the White House. It's about Chinese leaders meeting with President Obama. Yes, I suppose the meeting was in the White House, but that's not relevant to anything. Why wasn't it called "Trade Talks" or whatever they discussed?
And why reference the year?
I'm white, have never been PC, have never voted Democrat. Yet even I see racist hints in this headline and photo.
It seems to be hinting that the White House (i.e., America), in this modern year of 2011, is no longer "white." This once-white nation no longer even shares power with white people. Look! No white people in the photo. Just coloreds. Not even American coloreds. (I suspect many of Drudge's readers think Obama was born in Kenya.)
Back in the 1980s and 1990s, I defended conservatives from charges of racism. I doubted most conservatives were racist. Besides, progressives had their own share of bigots (mainly anti-white, anti-Christian, or anti-male). Bigotry exists, to some extent, across the political spectrum.
Yet I regret to admit, over this past decade, conservatives (and even libertarians) have increasingly played the race card (especially against Muslims, Arabs, and Mexicans).
Or have I become overly sensitive? Do I see something in this Drudge Report headline that isn't there?
Do you see racist hints in this Drudge Report headline?
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