Yeah, I said “Black”. Got a problem with that?
I know some people may be offended by that term, but then others say they prefer to be called “Black”, precisely because it’s more encompassing than “African-American” (e.g., it includes Haitians, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Barbadans, some Cubans & Brazilians, etc.). And, the mere fact that I felt I had to explain myself is just one symptom of the problem.
Broadly speaking, the problem is “political correctness”. But, right now I’m focusing on the fact that a white person has to be SOOOO careful of what they say regarding people of color, their cultural distinctions, the socio-economic conditions of SOME (including being on welfare), etc., lest they be charged with being a racist bigot. You can’t even state statistical facts that have even somewhat negative implications, because it is assumed you are making judgments based on race. And don’t even get me started on the whole ‘Obama thing’….
OK, I’ll quit now before I get myself in more trouble. Instead, I invite you to watch this video by someone who can say what I can’t, though I’m sure he is called lots of insulting names by many on the social & political Left. (Yeah, I know the Harry Reid faux pas was weeks ago, but that’s just a starting point. He gets into more.)