Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some of these [insert racial or ethnic group here] . . .

You can be pretty sure that you are about to say something offensive when it you write "these" followed by an ethnic or racial group. Has anyone ever said, "these blacks," or "these Chinese" without then making an offensive generalization?

There is some support for this proposition in the second comment to a story about the closure of a motel in Jefferson Parish:

jaymo1963 February 09, 2011 at 2:01PM
Some of these Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan hotel operators operate illegally right in the face of the law and for many years have gone with out prosecution. It is about time. Thanks Sheriff Normand.

Looked at a few other posts from jaymo1963 and decided to post this one, though it is hard to tell if it is satire:
It time to take down the MAN!. The MAN must go NOW!. Mr. Charlie, Whitey, whatever you want to call him must go. The REVOLUTION will not be televised.
Posted on Hurricane Katrina changes becoming permanent: James Gill on February 09, 2011, 2:07PM

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