Friday, September 22, 2006

"Articulate" a bad Word??

A prominent black Democrat writing about Condi Rice says:

"That's the way I feel - until I hear some commentator describe her as, quote, articulate, which is code for a black person who speaks standard English. Excuse me, you were expecting the Secretary of State to be inarticulate?

That's when I get this involuntary twitch and I want to defend Condoleezza Rice - when she's patronized, the way black pioneers in all walks of life have been patronized."


We seem to have a black here saying that blacks don't generally speak good English. Does that make him a racist? One guess what would have happened if a white man had said as much.

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