I remember every year when working at Channel 7 (under Times ownership) we were told to do a story about Hanukah. It was a guilt thing by owners with white angst, something that apparently hasn't faded.
Now it's the obscure celebration of black culture called Kwanzaa that unleashes latent racism, and the sanctimonious and prejudice-free media hector us for not embracing it.
We were all brought up with prejudices that the better among us try to set aside as intellectually we know it's wrong. Others become engulfed by racism and utter N-bombs as frequently as they do F-bombs.
When in office I always took time to attend the Juneteenth Celebration although I never saw any of my white counterparts in local high society.
So when that hierarchy prints about "unleashing our inner racist", I can only detect my BS meter going off the scale.
Watertown Daily Times | Kwanzaa unleashes our inner racist