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Monday, February 14, 2005  

Buy a clue

Some have already commented about the insulting stereotype and irony of deliverance in an AP story of Howard dean:

During a meeting Friday with the Democratic black caucus, Dean praised black Democrats for their work for the party, then questioned Republicans' ability to rally support from minorities.

"You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room?," Dean asked to laughter. "Only if they had the hotel staff in here."

My comment is this: I haven't stayed in a lot of fancy hotels, but I don't think you see a huge amount of staff in such places which over-represent blacks as they did back in the days of segregation and job discrimination.

Thus, I imagine that Dean's stereotype is based on his elite school days when he would have seen large black staffs in high class hotels used by such as he.

Are we to conclude further then that Dean's current notions of reality are also based on youthful observations and assumptions which haven't been updated in forty years?

Also, isn't it funny how often Democrats make the kind of cracks (or Freudian slips) which illustrate a substrate of racism, sexism, and disgust with homosexuals in themselves?

posted by Mark Butterworth | 12:28 PM |