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Friday, April 12, 2013

Alternet does Ageism and Racism in One Go.

Not that I'm in the habit of defending "old white men", you'd think that a "left" organization would avoid entitling an article with:

Old White Guys Focus on Militarizing Border, While Real Americans Descend on DC Looking for Reform
I mean number one what is the purpose of pointing out "old"? Are "old" people not really Americans? Does "Americanness" expire after a certain age? If so then what is the cut off? Thousands of Floridians would like to know.

Seriously though, after dumping on Hillary Clinton for her "real Americans' commentary during her presidential bid, you'd THINK that a left leaning publication would take pause to put "real American" in any story that isn't a direct quote.

The second fault here is the accompanying picture:

Well if he isn't "allowed to stay" then that makes him a "non-American".

Question: Is Alternet implying that non-citizens are "real Americans" and that old citizens are not "real Americans"?

Sounds pretty racist* and ageist if you ask me.

*And this does conform to my definition of racism since it is an ideology based on race.