Bearing Drift hits the Richmond Times Dispatch’s Jeff Schapiro for his recent comment calling E.W. Jackson a “novelty” because he is black and running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate.
Seriously? A “novelty”? Why doesn’t he just call him a “token,” “Uncle Tom,” “Oreo” or some other equally offensive racial term? Tell us what you really think, Jeff…
Bishop Jackson is an individual human being who has an incredibly accomplished background — U.S. Marine, Harvard Law School and Harvard Divinity School graduate to name just a few. Yet Schapiro denigrates Jackson by writing him off as a mere “novelty” because of the color of the man’s skin. Disgusting.
The days of such thinking have been sent to the ash heap of history, which is obviously where Schapiro’s career belongs if he still harbors such thoughts.