Friday, March 14, 2014

"Inner city men not even thinking about working" has no racial connotations in Paul Ryan World?

Raw Story:
Paul Ryan attempted to walk back Wednesday’s comment in which he described
a “culture in our inner cities in particular of men not working, and just generations of men not even thinking about working and learning the value and culture of work.”…
“This isn’t a race based comment it’s a breakdown of families, it’s rural poverty in rural areas, and talking about where poverty exists — there are no jobs and we have a breakdown of the family. This has nothing to do with race,” he insisted.
Paul Ryan can't be totally stupid. Which leaves the obvious conclusion that he's disingenuous to the point of total cynicism. The problem with his racial dog-whistling is that he doesn't have the courage to stand by it and ends up assuming we're as stupid as he wants us to believe he must be to see no racial connotation in his "generations of lazy inner city men" discourse.

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