How Do You Determine When Something’s Racist?

By Jesse Taylor
Sunday, September 14, 2008 14:05 EDT
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James, when a bunch of black people tell you something about black people is racist, it’s most likely racist.

And no, for the 148,000th time, George W. Bush as a chimp is not racist. It never has been. It never will be. There is no racist history attached to the idea of Caucasians as monkeys, and you can’t manufacture it just because it’s racist in another context.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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