Thursday, May 03, 2012

Right to Disparage

A Reuters headline, today, reads Trayvon Martin shooter disparaged Mexicans on old Web page, referring, of course, to George Zimmerman, the “white-hispanic.”

One would think, based on the current social acceptability of blacks utilizing the word “nigger” in reference to themselves, seemingly without any hint of disparagement, that Mr. Zimmerman, as a “white-hispanic,” would have just as much right to refer to Mexicans as “mexicans” or “wanna be thugs” without his words being considered as disparaging.

Posted by John Venlet on 05/03 at 07:53 AM
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