Seeing racism everywhere…
This story proves that not enough ‘journalists’ have been fired yet. It shows that the editor who is in charge of Arizona Central is as guilty of ignorance as is the complainer. Don’t go looking for racism where none exist.
Is anyone surprised liberals have no idea what hard work really looks like?
Probably every man in that photo suffered terrible lung damage, but white privilege something something. “Phoenix restaurant says this is a photo of coal miners. But I see offensive blackface” #TheRealVictimHere https://t.co/Rf0yr6ypX0 pic.twitter.com/v3QOWtzum3
— Kerfuffle Actual???? (@shoshido) January 30, 2019
The New York Times isn’t the only outlet claiming white people with soot on their faces are actually portraying “blackface.” For the Times, it was Mary Poppins and the chimney sweepers.
For an opinion writer for the Arizona Central, part of USA Today, it was a photo of blue-collar workers having a drink after work.
Opinion contributor Rashaad Thomas says he was in Phoenix recently at a holiday party. The restaurant he was in had photographs on the wall, as many do, but one in particular stood out to him. This photo showed a group of seven or so coal miners, covered head to toe in soot, their faces blackened to varying degrees, drinking beer at a pub. The photo also shows one man who doesn’t appear to be covered in soot and an unhappy woman.
Thomas’ friends told him, “It’s coal miners at a pub after work.” He “asked a Latinx and white woman for their opinion.” The two said the photo appeared to be of coal workers having a drink after work.
This didn’t sit well with Thomas, who asked to speak to a manager.
“Instead, I spoke with a white restaurant owner. I explained to him why the photograph was offensive. Evidently, someone else had made a similar comment about the photograph before,” Thomas wrote. More
This isn’t racism, this is you being so incredibly insecure and narcissistic that you feel offended by a picture of a guy who knocks on rocks all day and gets covered in dirt.
Another example of American culture devolving to the level of the person with the lowest intelligence but highest confidence?
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— Brook Macdonald (@BrookMacdonal14) January 30, 2019