We as a nation have become really good at punishing casual racism. Casual racism, you know, using the N-word, or saying overtly cruel things about black people in the presence of a recording device.
an 82-year-old town police commissioner in New Hampshire, resigned this
week after he unapologetically described President Barack Obama as the
N-word. There’s not an equivalent thing to call a white leader of the
free world. There’s just not. After Copeland’s resignation, Board of
Selectmen Chair Linda Murray told reporters, “The town is pleased. This
gives us the opportunity to move on.”