Thursday, October 21, 2010

Everyone's a Bigot.

So, here's an article about that dude getting canned from NPR for saying he was scared muslims on planes. This is the part that confuses me:

The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan wrote Wednesday morning that Williams' statement about fearing Muslims on planes is an example of bigotry. "What if someone said that they saw a black man walking down the street in classic thug get-up," Sullivan wrote. "Would a white person be a bigot [if] he assumed he was going to mug him?'

So, I'm going to assume that the answer he is expecting here is that yes, that white person is a bigot for assuming a black dude dressed like a thug was going to mug him. If I were in that situation I'd call it erring on the side of caution, but if Andrew Sullivan would like to call me a bigot, so be it. For the record, if I saw a scary lookin' white dude walking down the street, I'd probably assume he posed some kind of threat as well, but I'm well aware that that only makes me a pussy.


Comrade said...

If I saw a black dude walking down the street dressed like a cop I wouldn't think I was going to get mugged.

Blogust said...

OReilly says it was good for him. Well he just got $2 million contract after this with Fox so I guess so.