So Dr. Black sent me to Mr. Digby who led me to Mr. Greenwald, Esq, to find clearly written, undeniable proof of the despicable, pervasive anti-Arab bigotry of Marty Peretz. It's pretty disgusting stuff.
Unfortunately, I recently received a print subscription to The New Republic as a gift, and the anti-black bigotry displayed in it may be more subtle than what Peretz shows at his blog, but it is also undeniable.
After receiving the first issue, I wrote about a racist article by Jason Lee Steorts. Steorts was essentially writing about Ronald Reagan's black, Cadillac driving, welfare queen, but this time with a Spanish accent. He had sublet a room in an apartment in a part of the city dominated by immigrants from the Dominican Republic. (In all probability it was an illegal sublet.) He happily assisted the legal tenant in a scam against a program to proved milk to the poor. And then his "whole soul rebels" when he finds out that his landlord is also gaming the Home Energy Assistance Program. But the piece is not just garden variety Republican hypocrisy about abusing the welfare system. Here's how he chose to describe the milieu where this abuse was happening:
I doubt there is any Manhattan neighborhood where you can find more trash on the street of a Monday morning, or where you must endure louder blasting's of reggaeton "music" in those nigrescent hours before the cock crows."
The picture he's trying to paint couldn't be much clearer.
In the next edition, January's, Mr. Jonah Goldberg demonstrates his own talent for stereotyping. His young daughter received a Barbie Doll for Christmas. It was from their "My Scene" collection, and Goldberg was outraged that the Doll was wearing clothes he thought more appropriate for a prostitute than for a three year old. His description follows:
In short, this slattern effigy my daughter opened on Christmas morning, was a gum-snapping, six-inch-heeled, F*me-pump-wearing ho. Fo sho.
"Ho. Fo Sho." -does any one doubt what race he's suggesting?
Racism is simply a significant part of what the TNR is.