Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Racism is alive and well

Thanks, Rep. Pat Garofalo, for today's apology. I know you represent primarily white south suburbanites, so I don't expect you to be vigilant about racism. Still, like any good American, you don't want anyone to think you're racist. Neither do I.

It was gracious of your black House colleagues to give you the benefit of the doubt. They were willing to say they didn't know if you were racist, but they were equally clear that your tweet was. I want you to hear this from a fellow white south suburban male. They were being polite. Yes, you are racist. 

Also hear me clearly when I say this: so am I. 

Here's what you said.

Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime