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Editorial: A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still a Racist
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 10:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Donald Trump courtesy Wikimedia Commons]We have reached the point in civic discourse about POTUS 45 where polite euphemisms simply won't do any more. In Shakespeare's famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet protagonist Juliet Capulet said "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet." Lately though what we're all smelling is not so sweet, and no matter how politely people describe that smell, substituting polite words for "racist" doesn't make the man who said them smell any less like a pit full of dung.

Let's stop mincing words and state the obvious -- POTUS 45 is a racist. He's not recently racist either -- he's been a card carrying racist for a very long time. I'm going to show you five obvious example of Donald Trump being the very same man he is now long before a minority of the voting electorate made him a resident of the White House.

1.) Trump paid for ads trying to get the "Central Park 5" the death penalty. All five were ultimately exonerated when the real perpetrator was found.



2.) Trump tried to convince people President Barack Obama's birth certificate was fake.



3.) Trump campaigned on the platform of Mexicans being criminals and rapists.



4.) Trump insulted the family and Muslim religion of the parents of a fallen American soldier.



5.) Trump insinuated that a judge ruled against him in court because of his Mexican heritage.



Do we really need any further evidence at this point? There is no reason to throw around polite euphemisms like "vulgar language" or "strongly worded opinions." To be honest once Trump claimed there were "good people on both sides" in Charlottesville he lost all credibility on any matters of race -- not that he even had any to begin with given his long track record. When he referred to other sovereign nations as shitholes we saw the clearest and most unrepentant example of exactly who this man is and what we're dealing with. He is an unconscionable and indefensible racist. Call him what he is.

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