Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hurricane naming rights reparations

Racial Alert Flashback: 2003 

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee states the the following

“All racial groups should be represented,” Lee said, according to the Hill. She hoped federal weather officials “would try to be inclusive of African-American names.”

I have a couple questions about this...

1) Because everything, everywhere is always racist, this means that not assigning, and also assigning black names to hurricanes is racist. Exclusion is racist, but so is giving a black name to a natural disaster that causes destruction on a massive scale. "Hurricane Sheila" would have been bitching up a storm either way.

2) If a "black hurricane" was heading towards us, could you scare it back out to sea by playing a lil' Hank, Jr? 

Wow. This is the civil rights movement now. Hurricane names. 

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