A two-fer: Imus and Heather!
The obverse, of course, is the black woman who presumes to move into the American mainstream. That woman is not successful. She is uppity.
In my personal case, that woman is my primary care doctor. And prior to that, she was three former bosses.
When two blond teenagers were accused of robbing a bank in suburban Atlanta on Feb. 27, the delighted national media dubbed them the “Barbie Bandits.” Read that as “cute and white.”
And there were many blogs that made that same point before Imus ever opened his mouth. I didn’t bother to link to them. And guess what? That was my privilege!
Lay off Heather!
Previously in this blog:
Civility, Decency, And Democracy? You Don’t Know The Meaning Of Those Words!
Maybe When We Surrendered To Crybabies About Speech?
Goddammit! Knock It The Fuck Off Already!
When You Let Loose The Dogs Of War, Don’t Fucking Cry When They Turn On You And Bite Your Smug-Ass Face Off