Sunday, February 20, 2011

Demeaning and offensive.
But not for the reasons you might think.


NBA commentator David Aldridge wrote on the CNN website that the weekend of the NBA All-Star game is known as "black Thanksgiving". Though CNN has taken it down, it has been posted in many places around the Internets, with lots of comments on websites from black folks who had never heard the phrase before.



Of course, it's demeaning and offensive, most especially since the NBA All-Star Game is often the same weekend the Daytona 500, the opening race of every NASCAR season.

Or as it is known in the former Confederate States of America...

Cracker Christmas.



2 comments:

dguzman said...

Wow. I'm surprised at Aldridge. He's usually a fairly classy act.

Matty Boy said...

Drink may have gotten the beter of him.