Daisy Hernandez, former editor of ColorLines magazine, is relieved that Jared Loughner is a "gringo" or white man rather than a "brown" man after the shootings over the weekend.
I wasn't the only person on Saturday who rushed to her Android when news came of the Tucson shooting.Which side is bringing up the race issue again?
What I wanted to know was the killer's surname.
My eyes scanned the mobile papers. I held my breath. Finally, I saw it: Jared Loughner. Not a Ramirez, Gonzalez or Garcia. It's safe to say there was a collective sigh of brown relief when the Tucson killer turned out to be a gringo.
I admit sadly that it was only after I saw the shooter's gringo surname that I was able to go on and read the rest of the news about those who lost their lives on Saturday and those who, like Rep. Giffords, were severely wounded.
H/T Jon Justice