Here’s the audio clip from Townhall.com’s Tipsheet. Who thought this was appropriate?
We have all heard pejorative terms. In Canada, francophones, mostly those from Quebec, call English-speaking Canadians “Tête Carrée” (Square Heads). It isn’t a term of endearment, it’s bigotry. You wouldn’t hear a French speaker on CBC throwing that word around, at least not without a massive public backlash following it. Once again, who thought this was appropriate. After listening to his comments about Ellen Weiss’ resignation from National Public Radio (NPR) (hat-tip to Hot Air’s Allahpundit), I wonder what Juan Williams has to say about this.
If Williams’ comments about Muslims was racist, why aren’t Daisy Hernandez’s? Why isn’t she fired? Is she pointing the finger at myself and others with my skin colour for Jared Lee Loughner’s actions? Also, “brown relief”? As Townhall.com’s Greg Hengler asked, what is “brown relief”?
What on EARTH is “Brown relief” and if there is such a thing, what is “relief”?
Why did Juan Williams get fired by NPR for saying he gets nervous when he sees someone in Muslim garb getting on his plane, but when a Latino says they are relieved when a white boy kills someone they are invited to write a commentary about it?
When Al Sharpton got shot, I had White relief that it was not a Caucasian. Sound ridiculous? Racist? Indeed. NPR and our educational institutions will continue to grow this weed and tell us Americans that it’s actually a rose…
As Larry Elder said on his show today, “brown relief” sounds like a laxative. The idea is that ridiculous. Why should anyone feel relief that a killer isn’t from their social group? I’m a Roman Catholic of European decent, a description that matches a lot of people. I don’t feel any relief when I find out a heinous crime is done by someone who is part of this group. I understand that all communities have their crazies, but, in most cases, their actions have nothing to do with the larger group. Is that such a hard concept for those like Hernandez to get their heads around? Once again, who thought that these comments were appropriate?
If Daisy Hernandez wants to throw around pejorative terms, and NPR won’t punish her for doing so, then this is just another reason to strip the news outlet of public funding. Is it any wonder why, as Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey pointed out, House Republicans are pushing hard for this? This is nonsense has gone on far too long.