CHICAGO – Lately, it seems as though white bashing is a socially acceptable norm.
Imagine if media outlets ran headlines describing a large gathering of African-Americans as "a sea of black faces." Or one like this, "Republicans: In Your Black Faces, Young Democrats of America!!!" How about this one: "Dem Convention Full of 'Angry' 'Old' 'Black People' "?
It's difficult to envision this going over well, though no one thought twice to write headlines like these about whites.
So if everyone knows that treating ethnic and racial minorities as stereotypes is disrespectful, mean-spirited and divisive, why is it OK when it comes to whites?