Twenty-three years after an L.A. sheriff's deputy shot and killed a quiet, much-loved veteran, too many people still can’t move beyond their stereotypical view of race.
"To some people, banker is codeword for Jewish," explains Rush, who wants to know whether these "money people" have any "buyer's remorse" about President Obama. After all, he says, taxes are "anathema to Jewish people."
In the face of angry protests outside its offices, the New York Post has apologized, with qualifications, for publishing a cartoon about the stimulus package showing a dead chimpanzee that many readers saw as representing President Obama. But in its half-hearted mea culpa, the Post made little direct reference to the racist stereotype that sparked the controversy in the first place.
The newspaper thought it was striking a blow for racial tolerance by bemoaning the phenomenon of "sassy, overweight'' black actresses in TV commercials. Instead, it just betrayed its own biases about people of color.