This is the second time in so many months I’ve heard of something that is a supposed “racial slur” and not even known what they were talking about. Both were in relation to our Secretary of State Condi Rice. The first was a few months ago when a radio talk show host was fired when he was talking positively of Rice and of her prospects of becoming the next presidential candidate when he said that it would be a “coup in the washington political circles” for her to do so. I still haven’t the foggiest idea what the word means that they supposedly think he said.


The latest one I only figured out after it was explained in this article. It’s all rather distressing that now apparently you have to have a PhD in the history of all races or you might say something that someone finds offensive. To me it seemed like a perfectly reasonable test question combining current political figures in with a story question so that they may more easily relate to it.