Emmett Tyrrell

He has been caught on tape using racially charged words over and again, most recently by columnist Jeffrey Lord. Just the other day Lord revived his 2012 column wherein Sharpton, speaking of the black politician David Dinkins, said, "David Dinkins ... You wanna be the only ni--er on television, the only ni--er in the newspaper, the only ni--er to talk. ... Don't cover them, don't talk to them, cause you got the only ni--er problem." Lord is The American Spectator's keeper of the quotes. He cites numerous instances of prominent blacks using racially charged language that is barely distinguishable from the language used in private by Sterling and in public by Bundy. For instance, he quotes President Obama's friend and major donor Jay-Z as singing: Yeah, I done told you ni--az, 9 or 10 times stop f---in' with me, I done told you n--az ... " Then, too, there is Jesse Jackson using the N-word back in 2013.

You get the picture. Sharpton and Jay-Z and all these other black orators use pretty vile language and they are honored. Sterling uses vile language and is excoriated.

I have a better idea. Why not banish all racially bigoted language from public life?

Emmett Tyrrell

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator and co-author of Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House.
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