Thursday, February 5, 2009
Is "Mr. Obama" racist?
OK, I've been wondering about this for several weeks now. It seems to me that many radio and TV personalities insist upon referring to President Obama as "Mr. Obama." This seemed to happen very infrequently with former presidents, so I wonder about the genesis of this phenomenon. I wonder if anyone has or will do a study of how many times President Obama is called Mr. Obama in the press, and compare these statistics against those for past presidents. I'll be pleasantly surprised if I'm wrong. For now, I sense a hint of racism here.