Today, The Daily Caller’s Alphabet of Racism officially surpasses the halfway point with yet another slew of racist stuff the world must know about.
Here are eight things beginning with the letters “M” and “N” that someone, somewhere has deemed racist.
Please make a note of it, America.
In November, the headmistress at a primary school in a small town in England warned parents that not sending their children on a field trip to a mosque is racist and would cause the kids to be permanently labeled as racists for the rest of their academic careers. Parents of children aged 8 to 11 received the stark warning in the form of a letter from Lynn Small, the stern boss of Littleton Green Community School in Huntington, Staffordshire. (RELATED: English school threatens to label kids racist for YEARS unless they attend Islam field trip)
Master bedrooms are racist and several Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders have stopped using the term to describe the biggest bedroom in a new house. The homebuilders have replaced the phrase with various other phrases including “owner’s suite,” “owner’s bedroom” and the totally different words “mastre bedroom,” according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The newfound problem is that the word “master” suggests slave masters and males.
In January, the Huffington Post announced that marijuana laws are racist because some white people have vocally claimed that use of the wacky weed should remain against the law. Back in the day, writes notably white person Nick Wing, “states throughout the south began implementing drug laws as part of the explicitly racist Jim Crow system, with southern lawmakers being quite open about the racist motivations behind the laws.” Also, in 2010, black people “were nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested on charges of marijuana possession” even though “data that suggested they use the drug at about the same rate.”
In May, MSNBC talking head Melissa Harris-Perry proclaimed that the National Basketball Assocation is racist. “You can’t really talk about reparations and ignore the modern day wealthy Americans who own teams made up predominantly of black men and profit from their bodies and labor,” Harris-Perry said, according to Breitbart. As of 2013, the average NBA player had a contract paying him $5.15 million per year.
In April, no doubt hoping someone would read their website, the writers at TIME deemed military haircuts racist because the U.S. Army has regulations that are “racially biased” against women with “ethnically diverse hair.” The army bans a bunch of hairstyles including “twists, both flat twists as well as two strand twists; as well as dreadlocks, which are defined as ‘any matted or locked coils or ropes of hair.”
In 2013, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews heroically prevented the dreaded possibility of dead air on cable television by alerting the world that not liking Washington, D.C. is racist. According to Newsbusters, Matthews made his comment in response to this lame quip in San Antonio by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: “Having spent the past month up in D.C., it is really great to be back in America.” Matthews was appalled. “This ‘We’re Americans, we white people out here in Texas, as opposed to people who live in the big cities: the ethnics, the blacks, the browns,” Matthews chided semi-coherently. “Those people in Washington, those liberals, they’re not Americans.”
The national debt is racist according to another MSNBC host, Al Sharpton. In November, Sharpton took great umbrage with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin when she suggested that the gargantuan, ever-growing federal debt is enslaving Americans. “Our federal debt is like slavery?” Sharpton said, according to Politico. “Slavery was horrific, vile, a vile practice that was explicitly based on race. So it’s hard to avoid sounding racist when you make comparisons like that.” Sharpton also threw red meat to the left wing by arguing that Palin “only cares about throwing red meat to the right wing.”
More MSNBC! This time, in April, Chris Hayes, scolded that not expanding Medicaid is racist because Southern states tend to spend less on the program. “That’s a region of the country in which the Medicaid recipients are predominantly people of color,” he alleged, according to Newsbusters. “Kentucky and West Virginia have expanded and basically have no black people.” Kentucky is home to some 360,000 black people. About 67,000 black people live in West Virginia.
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