The Associated Press Discovers The Modern Definition Of Racism
September 18, 2009, 04:51 PM
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The Associated Press posted this as analysis:

"Everybody`s racist, it seems. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson? Racist, because he shouted "You lie!" at the first black president. Health care protesters, affirmative action supporters? Racist. And Barack Obama? He`s the "Racist in Chief," wrote a leader of the recent conservative protest in Washington. But if everybody`s racist, is anyone? The word is being sprayed in all directions, creating a hall of mirrors that is draining the scarlet R of its meaning and its power, turning it into more of a spitball than a stigma. "It gets to the point where we don`t have a word that we use to call people racist who actually are," said John McWhorter, who studies race and language at the conservative Manhattan Institute."[Racist` claims defuse once powerful word | With the word being used so often, it`s harder to define its meaning, September 17, 2009.]

This is news to the Associated Press—it`s not news to

Because the term "racist" is now so debased, I usually shrug such smears off by pointing to its new definition: anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.Or, too often, a libertarian. And, on the immigration issue, even some confused conservatives. [Peter Brimelow, Alien Nation, 1995]