There is a story here about how a local politician used the term "colored people" in the apparent belief that he was using the currently approved term for Americans of predominantly African ancestry. He was made to feel ignorant and ashamed for using that term. He should have asked his critic what NAACP stands for.
But it is just typical Leftist nonsense to think that constantly changing the name of something changes the reality.
A lot of blacks are more brown than black so "colored people" was in fact more accurate (Though I guess I am colored too -- colored pink, in fact -- see here).
And it seems to me that "African-American" should be reserved for Americans born in Africa. I suppose we should be grateful that "black" is currently OK. It is a lot shorter than "Americans of predominantly African ancestry".
Racist or Realist?
Is the statement below racist?
"Racism and discrimination clearly still exist, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that the problem of minority underperformance is much broader and more nuanced than can be explained by the impact of racism alone," he wrote.
"When two-thirds of black births are out-of-wedlock births, it is hard to write a happy or prosperous future for black America. When close to 50 percent of Hispanic students don't graduate from high school, it is hard to see Hispanics following the typical American route to prosperity."
That was former Colorado governor Richard Lamm saying that minority culture was part of the cause of minority failure. He was accused of "bigotry and extremism" for saying so.
EVERYTHING is someone else's fault these days, of course.
A Music Video you are Unlikely to See on Network TV
As readers of this blog will be well aware, the attacks on public references to Christianity (and thus on the First Amendment) are unceasing in the USA these days. Christianity, however, tends to thrive on persecution so I think the attacks might have some large unintended consequences -- like many Leftist policies.
So not everyone is bowing down to the gods of enforced secularism. And there is an excellent country music video here that is part of that rebellion. It is called "In God we Still Trust" and this version has some excellent graphics. Some background on it here