Originally published November 13 2015
Leftist media claim the phrase 'hard worker' is racist
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) The political left continues to demonstrate just how insane and how far out of the American traditional mainstream culture it has become. This is especially true of progressives of color, who seem to see racism behind every wall and under every rock.
As reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation, Melissa Harris-Perry, an MSNBC host, implied that the phrase "hard worker" was somehow offensive to African-Americans when discussing the efficacy of a Rep. Paul Ryan House speakership.
"I just want to pause on one thing because I don't disagree with you that I actually think Mr. Ryan is a great choice for this role, but I want us to be super careful when we use the language 'hard worker,'" she said while interviewing a guest, Alfonso Aguilar, a Latino and a Republican.
"I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like," she said.
"In the context of relative privilege," Harris-Perry rambled, "when you talk about work-life balance and being a hard worker, the moms who don't have health care... we don't call them hard workers. We call them failures. We call them sucking off the system."
Get off your "bigoted high horse"Harris-Perry, who by trade is a professor who focuses on "African-American issues", was roundly ripped by several who heard or read her absurdity. One of them was author and pundit Michelle Malkin, herself a minority (Filipino) who does not take kindly to anyone who plays the race card, especially the politically correct race card.
Recently, in her syndicated column, Malkin first reminded readers that Harris-Perry "is the cable TV pioneer" who blasted through the "tastelessness barrier for feminists" when she wore tampons for earrings on the air in 2013.
Now, Malkin noted, "She made ignominious history again — as the race-baiting fool in an ivory tower bubble who believes the words 'hard worker' are a slur against black slaves and moms who don't have health care."
"Harris-Perry, an upper-crust Wake Forest University professor whose parents were both college officials, babbled on in the parlance of tortured political correctness that a white male Republican can only be a 'hard worker' in the 'context of relative privilege.'"
"Only in academia is the color-coding of one's work ethic seen as the apex of progressive enlightenment."
Malkin said that Harris-Perry should "get off her bigoted high horse" and learn about how real people in the real world actually value, live and encourage American principles of "hard work," which don't have anything at all to do with race or character or anything other than what the words imply.
Sweat is colorblindThe syndicated columnist recalled that the truth about hard work and the values it instills to everyone, regardless of skin color or background, was driven home during a recent trip to College of the Ozarks, dubbed "Hard Work U." Based near Branson, Missouri, it is located in what is historically one of the most impoverished regions of the country.
The college was established to help disadvantaged (read poor) students; 90 percent of enrollees must demonstrate a real financial need. Once accepted, students are required to render service for 15 hours a week for a campus group institution or infrastructure segment, which offsets the entire cost of a four-year degree, meaning students leave virtually debt-free.
"President Jerry Davis, himself a remarkable American success story who rose from poverty in Appalachia, proudly notes that the college 'carries no institutional debt' and codifies debt avoidance into the character education of the student body," Malkin wrote.
"'White privilege?' That's a cynical construct of liberal egghead elites who depend on false narratives to stoke grievances and cable TV controversy," she continued. "Sweat, after all, is colorblind."
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