“CBS This Morning” left some viewers scratching their heads Tuesday with a so-called “Reconsidering History” segment that focused on terms like “Black Monday” and “Black Sheep” and their troubling roots in racism.
Anthony Mason, a co-host on the program, listed some other terms with the word “black” in them and said they “can be freighted with a negative connotation that sometimes we don’t even realize.”
The anchors focused in on a new children’s version of the book, “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”
“Many headlines referred to the stock market plunge yesterday as ‘Black Monday,’ and that is just one of the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that racism has been braided into our everyday culture,” Tony Dokoupil, another co-host for the program declared.
The segment stirred debate on social media. Summit News used the segment as evidence of the news media’s obsession with reeducating the public “on how racist everyone is by policing their language and making them understand that the country’s founding fathers were really awful bigots.”
Todd Starnes, the host of the “Todd Starnes Radio Show,” said, “the woke social justice linguists need to provide us with a daily list of all the words and phrases they consider to be racist.”
“If, in fact, the use of the word black by white people is now considered racist, what are we supposed to call a company that’s profitable? Will white-owned restaurants have to remove blackened catfish from the menu? Will white-run movie theaters be banned from showing “Black Panther?”
Michelle Miller, another co-host, questioned how a society moves forward from these issues that “go back and you look at people like a Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, these founding fathers who were so revered, how do you re-teach that?”
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