Friday, February 03, 2006

It's February, And My Question Is...

... why do the media keep telling us about "African-American heroes" during "Black History Month"?

Someone's asleep at the ol' language switch.

5 comments:

Christopher McLaughlin said...

My favorite quote of tortured language was from some writer for the Washington Post (I wish I had kept that article from a while ago) who, while bowing to political correctness in referring to a European who was the first black lady to ever win some bobsledding event, said she was the first African American of any country to ever win the event.

Mister Know It All said...

I haven't been paying very much attention, but it's possible that Black History month covers topics not exclusively African-American, African, or American. Maybe they talk about slavery during the Colonial period, or slavery in places like Louisiana, that weren't always "American." Or perhaps they discuss stuff that occurred in "the Americas," but not the U.S.A.

Christopher McLaughlin said...

Mr. KIA? What planet are you from?

Mister Know It All said...

Last time I looked, this one. Why do you ask?

Kim said...

Don't journalists have to take an English class or two in college before they graduate?? Don't their editors?