Friday, October 22

Dropping Their Masks -

Juan Williams has been fired by NPR . . .

In my view, Mr Williams' admission was
a sincere expression and not inflammatory.

NPR Analyst Says
'Muslim Garb' Make Him 'Nervous'

"NPR should address the fact that one of its news analysts seems to believe that all airline passengers who are perceived to be Muslim can legitimately be viewed as security threats," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

In many states, especially across The South, laws have long been on the books which are nicknamed "The Klan/Mask Laws." Such laws make it illegal to don masks, hoods or other garb which conceal the wearer's identity in some public situations.

I think that Mr Awad's understanding of the situation
is quite fanciful and strictly Cloud-Cuckoo Land.

Meanwhile, the question has been raised:

Is this a case of anti-Black racism?

Unfortunately, I cannot rule out that possibility completely in light of the history of the Klan/Mask Laws and the reasons they were originally established.

Since Mr Williams is Black, his discomfort, springing from that special background of Historical Reality, is understandable.

I do not think we need any more Mafia-like groups running around the country bullying people, menacing them or silencing them with threats.

:: Documentation :: cited above ::