(Conservative commentator Glenn Beck) questioned the use of “African-American” on his Tuesday show, arguing “colored” or “black” is more appropriate.
Fresh off the heels of his Restoring Courage event in Israel, Beck asked his co-host, Pat Gray, “Correct me if I am wrong. Didn’t you feel ridiculously stupid everywhere in Africa, in Europe, in South America, in Jerusalem, when you would say the words ‘African-American?’”
Gray responded, “Oh, yeah, because it doesn’t apply there,” to which Beck said, “It doesn’t apply! Now how can people be one thing in one country and nowhere else in the world?”
His co-host asked Beck what the correct phrase is. Beck exclaimed “black,” adding “colored” was appropriate, too, arguing that it is used in places like South Africa.
“It’s not a bad thing, only here. Why are we made to feel bad?” the former Fox News personality said about the term “colored.”
Beck then theorized why “African-American” is commonplace.
“‘African-American’ was not made to do anything except try to create a super man,” Beck insisted.
Glenn Beck, inept-American.
I think everyone is too focused on how offensive “colored” is and not focused enough on how asinine his last comment is.
That last comment is what caught me off guard. WTF.
im gonna walk away slowly before I RAGE at how ignorant he and his followers are…walking away
Someday I will learn not to read notes on posts like this that are not from people I follow. Because there are way too many people with no concept of history, social context, or basic fucking logic. If you really think white & colored are on the same level? Shut the fuck up. If you think that POC shouldn’t get to decide how they identify? Shut the fuck up. Lastly, if you think Glenn Beck has a point with this willful refusal to grasp basic facts? Shut the fuck up. In other words, shut the fuck up. Because no one should have to explain to grown adults with access to the internet & history books why terms like colored are problematic.
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