Is Sarah Palin a racist? Well she certainly isn’t known for being open-minded and loving of all people. Momma Grizzly is under scrutiny right now for some comments she made regarding President Barack Obama and Benghazi Gate. Palin’s been vocal over the Benghazi situation for quite some time, but some of the wording she used on Facebook has people wagging their fingers and shaking their heads.
“Why the lies? Why the cover up. We deserve answers to this. President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end,” posted on Facebook.
The “shuck and jive” part of her comments has people calling her a racist. That’s because it’s long been a term associated with African Americans on a negative level. In fact, in 2008 another right-winger used the same exact term with Obama bringing on the same level of scrutiny Palin is under now. So she obviously didn’t get the memo.
Look, regardless of all the racist things conservative politicians and their voter base are caught doing, it’s all going to be veiled ambiguously as political normalcy. Bigots seldom admit to being bigoted and if there is a way to, if even poorly, make excuses for the behavior, then they often do. What Sarah Palin said was racist because it is a specific term used to degrade the character of African Americans. To be fair, Sarah probably doesn’t literally “hate” black people in the same sense as those who commit hate crimes against them do, but she’s insensitive at the least and doesn’t pay attention to the idiotic things she says and does.
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