This is racism?Posted: September 22, 2007
MissLaura over at DailyKos has a hit piece on how racist Bill O’Reilly is.
Her complaint? Bill went to a restaurant in Harlem and had nice things to say about it. Yea, giving the Harlem restaurant a good review is now considered racist by the nut cases at DailyKos. O’Reilly’s main points?
- It was a nice restaurant just like other famous restaurants in New York.
- The clientele are normal everyday people out to have a nice dinner.
That’s it? That’s the racism of Bill O’Reilly?
I remember when racism meant things like lynchings, and segregation, and Jim Crow laws in the south. Now it seems that we have come so far in this country that racism has been reduced to giving good reviews to restaurants in black neighborhoods. Is it me, or does this kind of cheapen the meaning of racism and belittle the things that those who really faced racism endured?