…………………..Michigan Tea Partiers have come up with a new, improved TeaBilly Dog Whistle™®.
While speaking at a “Citizens Watchdog Training” event that was sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity, Norm Hughes of the North Oakland Tea Party Patriots was discussing charter schools and the influx of poor and minority students that are dragging their achievement levels all to hell. But, for some reason, Hughes chose not to come right out and say “black” or “Latino” or even “minority”………….he decided, I suppose, that those phrases would make him an easy target for all those gosh darned hippie liberals who like to flop the Race Card™® , so instead he said THIS:
“Kids aren’t going to charter schools if they’re “A” students. They go to charter schools because they’re failing students and, by and large, the charter schools have a higher percentage of poor families, ethnically challenged families…”
I’m not “black”, or “African American”, or even “Negro” or “colored”…………….
I AM ETHNICALLY CHALLENGED.
My melanin is the racial/ethnic equivalent of Down’s Syndrome or Cystic Fibrosis, according to Norm Hughes.
It is a CHALLENGE, people!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An unfortunate disadvantage that diminishes my chances to receive a good education or a job and economic/societal success. My skin tone stacks the deck against me from the get-go in the major sectors of society.
How the hell do I make it through every day when I wake up, look in the mirror, and see how goddamned
But don’t worry, I am sure Mr. Hughes did not mean to imply that institutional racism is still a problem in this country – a greatly diminished one, but still a problem nonetheless.
He just knew he couldn’t say “Spics” and “Niggers”.