I tend to think white liberal guilt causes more use of the word “racist” than bigotry ever could. White self-labeled progressives are more likely to call Fox News peddlers of the extreme than anyone, I think.
But even I was stunned by the senseless blanketing of black America by the news channel.
Yeah, in discussing Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama’s wife Michelle, a producer referred to her as his “baby’s mama.” Of course using a phrase associated with low income, split families – a situation stereotyped as afflicting only blacks – to describe an educated, solidly upper middle class, married couple with degrees from Columbia, Harvard and Princeton universities is beyond insensitive and ignorant.
Hat tip to Whatever for a post on it and my sister for forwarding it.