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Press: Regan Has Learned Lesson

Coeur d'Alene Press editorial this morning:

We're not interested in debating whether or not Regan's comment, referring to assault weapons and President Obama as both being black and scary, meets your definition of a racist or inappropriate remark. Consider this: Would Regan have made that comment on Saturday if he'd been in a room full of African-American Democrats staunchly supporting stricter gun control and heavily in favor of Obama's health care overhaul, instead of an all-white, anti-Obama, pro-gun crowd? Would he have said that if even one person of color had been there? Would you? More here.

Question: Looking for a silver lining here … do you think that the community has learned a valuable lesson re: offhanded ethnic/religious comments?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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