Shockingly, the Michelle Obama “whitey” tape doesn’t exist. Knock me over with a feather. But even though Michelle never called anybody “whitey,” conservatives would still like to talk about how deeply offended they are by the fact that someone, somewhere, calls people “whitey.” Apparently “whitey” is actually a painful and cruel slur towards white people. Now, I’ve never actually heard anyone actually use the term “whitey” seriously — and the term I do hear cruelly hurled at some white people is “white trash,” but that involves a class issue that wingnuts aren’t going to touch — but that doesn’t stop white conservatives from jumping on the oppression gravy-train. I can just see the thought process: “Maybe if we push this one hard enough, we’ll get affirmative action too!”
But the true colors come out pretty quickly:
And yes, yes, I know; there certainly has been institutionalized and individual greed on the part of white people. But the present and past neediness of the world is hardly based on that, nor do white people have a corner on greed or exploitation. If anyone thinks that poverty would be eliminated if black people ran the world, for example, just take a look at so many of the indigenous leaders in Africa—and I’ve also got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
Jeff Goldstein also had his fee-fees hurt that black people can call him whitey but he can’t call them the n-word. So unfair.
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