In the wake of the appalling comments by journalist Darryl Heeralal, I've taken a lot of flack for:
a. daring to deem the statements racist, and
b. daring to ask how someone who has claimed such racist sentiments as his own can then be said to -not- be a racist.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
|(from The New Yorker)|
A single headline quoting Jack Warner, Anand Ramlogan or any number of other local politicians was enough to cause a spike in my blood pressure as I struggled to fathom the audacity required to insult the population with such boldfaced doublespeak. My loved ones feared that I'd eventually keel over and die of an aneurysm while reading the morning paper.