You’re a bigot if you use the word “retarded” – even though the word used to be used in polite company all the time, but now, like Negro, it’s been relegated to the junk heap of language. Paging Rahm Emanuel.
You’re a bigot, believe it or not, if you use the word “midget.” Little People is now the preferred term.
Which brings us to Leslie Calhoun, the cook at the NBC commissary who is in hot water because she thought it was a good idea to serve soul food in the dining hall during Black History Month. NBC took down the menu and offered a contrite apology to anyone who was offended. This raises a question:
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?
What was this woman – who by the way is black – supposed to serve for Black History Month? Sushi? Matzoh ball soup?
“All I wanted to do was make a meal that everyone would enjoy — and that I eat myself,” Ms. Calhoun said. .
The woman, obviously, is a monster.
Let’s face it, there are people in our culture who derive their power from being offended. And there are people who make a pretty good living off of being offended. Hey, I’m not advocating saying and doing things to intentionally offend people, but enough of this hyper sensitivity is enough.
And here’s a piece of free advice for the word police: SHUT THE HELL UP!
We are becoming a nation of sissies. Uh oh, can I say sissies? If not, I sincerely apologize to any sissy I might have offended. And one more thing …