The New York Times goes above and beyond
An actual headline in yesterday’s paper:
Asked to Declare His Race, Obama Checks ‘Black’
The lead-in paragraph:
It is official: Barack Obama is the nation’s first black president.
A White House spokesman confirmed that Mr. Obama, the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, checked African-American on the 2010 census questionnaire.
The president, who was born in Hawaii and raised there and in Indonesia, had more than a dozen options in responding to Question 9, about race. He chose “Black, African Am., or Negro.” (The anachronistic “Negro” was retained on the 2010 form because the Census Bureau believes that some older blacks still refer to themselves that way.)
My brain is missing some grey matter after reading this article. Is it any wonder why the Times and the Old Media journalism is are dying out? Is it any wonder why ‘blockhead’ is the perfect description for these people?