The Daily Caller’s alphabetical tour de force showing that absolutely everything is racist rolls unstoppably on.
Here are 11 things beginning with the letter “P” that someone, somewhere has deemed terribly, insidiously racist.
In November 2013, a public elementary school principal in Portland, Ore. deemed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches racist. Harvey Scott K-8 School principal Verenice Gutierrez said she was concerned because “Somali or Hispanic students” “might not eat sandwiches.” “Maybe they eat torta,” Gutierrez suggested. “Or pita.” Gutierrez also instituted a separate-but-unequal drum class for middle school black and Hispanic boys only. Participants had to be male and could not be white or Asian. (RELATED: Now Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwiches Are Racist)
In its daily struggle for content, BuzzFeed published a March 2013 listicle explaining why several Disney movies are racist. Peter Pan makes the list because American Indians are portrayed in the 1953 film as mostly silent. The chief talks, but his English is stilted. Also, the hand-illustrated Indians in the animated film have bright red faces, so that’s more racism right there. For the record, BuzzFeed also calls Pocahontas (1995) racist because it allegedly insinuates that Indians had savage tendencies.
In November 2013, UCLA education professor Val Rust inflamed racial tensions at the University of California, Los Angeles by correcting punctuation, grammar and capitalization in minority students’ assignments. The act of correcting a black student was “micro-aggression,” according to the members of the student group “Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color,” which launched a sit-in. The “barrage of questions by white colleagues and the grammar ‘lessons’ by the professor have contributed to a hostile class climate,” the student group charged. One raging issue was the capitalization of the English word “indigenous.” (RELATED: Prof Corrects Minority Students’ Capitalization, Is Accused Of Racism)
National Public Radio has to fill a lot of air for suburban liberals driving in their Volvos. And so it was in April of this year that NPR did a big story about how photography is inherently racist. Much of the design of film and motion technology “was conceived with the idea of the best representation of white people,” explained literary editor Syreeta McFadden to her soft-spoken, folksy-but-cultivated interviewer. “And I don’t mean to say that it was a deliberate and exclusionary practice, but [it was] much more of a willful obliviousness, if you will. So color film in its early stages pretty much developed around trying to measure the image against white skin.”
Washington Post blogger Jonathan Capehart has gone on record proclaiming that calling President Barack Obama “privileged” is racist. As Right Wing News notes, Capehart specifically alleged that Rick Perry, the Republican governor of Texas, has implied that Obama “took the place of someone else through affirmative action, that someone else being someone white.” Obama holds degrees from two Ivy League schools: Columbia University and Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he was the law review editor.
It’s also racist to call Obama a professor according to the same Right Wing News piece. A bunch of self-proclaimed black intellectuals condemned former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin because she foresaw that Obama would be world-historically awful at fighting wars and terrorism. The exact words Palin prophetically asserted were: “They know we’re at war, and to win that war we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.”