Having a good vocabulary can be career-threatening: On January 15, 1999, David Howard, a white aide to Anthony A. Williams, the black mayor of Washington, D.C., used “niggardly” in reference to a budget. This apparently upset one of his black … Continue reading ?
TO GET a sense of the racial sensitivity that pervades the District of Columbia consider this: a mayoral aide was once fired for using the word niggardly. He was later re-hired after the mayor's office consulted a dictionary. Even t... Read Post
PETER SUDERMAN: The White House Kindly Requests You Do Not Refer to Its Health Care Budget Gimmicks as “Gimmicks”. “When early drafts of health care reform rang up at around $1.6 trillion, Washington underwent a massive freakout; it... Read Post
I’m listening to it now. Apparently he never heard Jeremiah Wright say a cross word about white people — you know, the same white people who (Wright thinks) deliberately gave black people AIDS. He is explaining about b... Read Post