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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Jeralyn Merritt of TalkLeft is an evil racist sexist bigot

Evil Bigot

Jeralyn Merritt subbed in for Eric Alterman's MSNBC blog "Altercation" today. I read the post on Harriet Miers with interest until I got to the following line:

We could have gotten Janice Rogers Brown, Priscilla Owen, Edith Jones, Alberto Gonazles or yet another conservative White male.

What does being a White male have to do with any qualifications necessary for being a SCOTUS justice? Are White male(s) inherently evil just for being White male(s)? Is this blogger making the connection that White male(s) aren't good enough to be SCOTUS justices? Couldn't this very statement been made without bringing White male(s) into it? Couldn't Jeralyn just as easily have written something about how he/she believes that the SCOTUS needs more diversity? What would have people thought about the post if Black male had been used, instead of White male? What does white and male have to do with anything?

Did you notice how Jeralyn capitalized "White"? Certainly draws attention to his/her thought process on Whites. I think he/she is probably racist and should be burned at the stake for this heresy. I call on all right thinking people to throw tomatoes at Jeralyn Merritt whereever he/she may go. And tell him/her how to spell "Gonzales". If you're going to insult the Attorney General at least spell his name right.

Can't we ignore race at all in this country? Or at least have some intelligent discourse about racial differences? I'm guessing, not in my lifetime. It's just a dream. Reverend King would be so proud.