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December 27, 2005

White Guilt is Confusing the Minorities (by guest blogger Julia)

Brent Bozell has announced the Media Research Center’s “Notable Quotables” for 2005, awards for the year’s worst reporting. The best comes from Asian-American CNN anchor Carol Lin, in which she reported, “It’s been 11 days since two African-American teenagers were killed, electrocuted during a police chase, which prompted all of this.”

She was talking about the riots in France. (And the teenagers were Tunisian-French.)

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You think that *white guilt* is the reason why the nomenclature (misused here) has evolved from Nigger to Negro to Black to African-American?

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at December 27, 2005 at 6:42 pm

No, I think white (or in this case, Asian) *liberal* guilt is the reason the term was mis-used.
I think we should all stick with “black.” I know too many non-African black people, and too many white African-Americans…

Posted by: Jay at December 28, 2005 at 10:40 am
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