Yesterday, the sanctimonious liberal elites at the New York Times publishes a separate but equal gift guide for people “of color.”
It began: “Somali fashion, do-it-yourself henna kits, children’s books that draw inspiration from the lives of Barack Obama and Sonia Sotomayor: it’s not hard to find gifts created for and by people of color this holiday season. Here are some possibilities.”
Mary Katharine Ham rightly took the p.c. zealots to task: “Actually, some of the gifts are nice, but they’d be nice for any number of New York Times readers, not just for their minority readers. For instance, a Barack Obama children’s book could likely be enjoyed by white liberals as much as by black people. I know I may blow the New York Times’ mind, here, but there are also black conservatives who might not appreciate it. Imagine that! White folks could, and even would, buy nail polish created by people of color. The designs of Somali twins Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim look lovely for people of all hues. And, so we reach the ironic pinnacle of the liberal sophisticate’s compulsive striving for ‘diversity.’ I believe it was Martin Luther King Jr. who famously said we should buy each other presents, based not on the content of our character, but the color of our skin.”
Heh. Mockery is always the best medicine. I say we take it a step further and come up with a holiday gift guide for New York Times executives — a “practice diversity as we say, not as we do” bunch that exhibits as much racial diversity as it does ideological diversity. Which is to say: Little to none. What’s that handy adjective person of pallor Chris Matthews used? Oh, yeah: Monochromatic.
Behold the NYT board of directors:
(FYI: The NYTimes editorial board is similarly complected.)
I propose the first gift:
And a second:
Live by racial bean-counting, die by racial bean-counting.
Ho, ho, ho!
On a related note from Ken Shepherd at Newsbusters: “Joan Walsh: Olbermann Needs More Diverse Guests, Michelle Malkin Need Not Apply.”