This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Tonight we will address the age old question:

What do white liberals and white copy paper have in common?

First, white liberals.  Melissa Harris-Perry in The Nation argues that white liberals who are fleeing Obama are reflecting their implicit racism:

The 2012 election may be a test of another form of electoral racism: the tendency of white liberals to hold African-American leaders to a higher standard than their white counterparts. If old-fashioned electoral racism is the absolute unwillingness to vote for a black candidate, then liberal electoral racism is the willingness to abandon a black candidate when he is just as competent as his white predecessors.

This intra-Democratic race card warfare is getting tiresome, though still entertaining.  Pass the popcorn.

Next, there is a drive in Britain to eliminate such racially destructive items as white copy paper from elementary schools, Dress witches in pink and avoid white paper to prevent racism in nuseries, expert says (emphasis mine):

From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children’s books, witches have always dressed in black.

But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery and lead to racism.

Instead, teachers should censor the toy box and replace the pointy black hat with a pink one, while dressing fairies, generally resplendent in pale pastels, in darker shades.

Another staple of the classroom – white paper – has also been questioned by Anne O’Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity.

Children should be provided with paper other than white to drawn on and paints and crayons should come in “the full range of flesh tones”, reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher.

It’s nice to see that the fight over language has moved on from black clouds, Black Friday, Black Sheep, and Black Holes to the very paper on which the words are written.

So I think we all now know what white liberals and white copy paper have in common.  Don’t we?

 
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