Barak Obama lectured the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation last Saturday. Associated Press ran a news item on the speech, saying that Obama had told the group to-
“Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’.”
On MSNBC, an Obama supporter, the African-American author Karen Hunter, complained because AP had written the words just as Obama said them, without any “g”s. Most other reports had included the dropped “g”s.
Hunter called the AP version “inherently racist,” and disagreed strongly with linguistics expert John McWhorter, who argued the g-less version “is actually the correct one,” noting that the president’s victory in the 2008 election was due, in part, to how effortlessly “he can switch into that black dialect.”
I can’t follow the logic of this at all. I don’t even understand why the President of the USA apparently speaks one way to non African Americans and in a different and distorted way to blacks. What is that if not condescending and artificial and racist? Yet AP is called racist for reporting accurately on the Presidents speaking manner?
Its long past time that this whole racism thing was recognised as being nothing more than a political gambit of the Marxists, another part of their “Critical Theory” strategy whereby any criticism will do as long as it separates and disunites the opposition.