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TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 2010, 5:15 P.M.

You Can Be A Racist For Doing Anything

In way of explanation, Charles Dixon comments inside: "You can say that anyone is racist for doing anything. The way the racist charge is getting thrown around these days it would make for a good Dr. Seuss book. It has become that nonsensical." Then, he offers:

I'm a racist for tying my shoes in a knot.
I'm a racist for dotting my I's with a dot.
I'm a racist for driving a purple and green car.
I'm a racist for driving that car way too far.
I'm a racist because my name's Harry O'Leary.
I'm a racist for running and not being weary.
I'm a racist because I like blueberry jam.
I'm a racist because I hate green eggs and ham.
I'm a racist for using the made-up word Uppityville.
I'm a racist for thinking our president's not civil.
I'm a racist because I don't hate Sarah Palin.
I'm a racist cause I complain that my 401k is ailin.
I'm a racist for thinking the country's going the wrong direction.
I'm a racist cause I deny I'd love Obama with more introspection.

Question: Do you agree w/Charles Dixon that the word "racist" is bandied about too freely today?

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