Radio Derb Is On The Air: Futbol And Microaggressions
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futbolAs a podcast on iTunes, listenable/downloadable onscreen at Taki’s Magazine, or as a transcript here.

In one of this week’s segments I peer into the Oberlin College microaggressions blog to see what the delicate little mimosas of that ultra-liberal institution are micro-offended about lately.

“Futbol,” that’s what.  A non-Latino soccer team coach had used the word in an email to team members.  In Latino Heritage Month, yet!

A Latino team member posted to the microaggressions blog slapping down this hate-filled bigot. Quote:

“Who said it was ok for you to say futbol? It's Latino Heritage Month, your [spelt y-o-u-r] telling people not to come to the talk, but want to use our language? Trick NO! White students appropriating the Spanish language, dropping it in when convenient, never ok. Keep my heritage language out your mouth! If I'm not allowed to speak it, if my dad's not allowed to speak it, then bitch you definitely are not supposed to be speaking it.”

End quote. It is of course a well-known fact that Latinos are not allowed to speak Spanish when on U.S. soil.

That was bad enough. Far worse was the response from the Gringo team captain. Some extracts, quote:

“I have a second family that I have spent a good portion of my life with … Technically their [spelt t-h-e-i-r] my god-family but for all intensive [sic — these are college students?] purposes they are my family, … and I am extremely close with them … My 2nd family is Costa Rican, and I am a part of that family no matter what you say. I'm not claiming to be latino and I don't think I've ever claimed that, but I do have a latino family …”

End quote. Pure ethomasochism. The Gringo is protesting, cringing, kneeling, banging his head on the floor, trying to appease his moral superior—superior by virtue of being [soaring music] Latino.

It gets worse.  Listen to or read the whole thing at Taki’s Magazine.

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