Racism — February 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm

AUDIO: Speaker at Americans for Prosperity workshop refers to “ethnically challenged” charter school students


Hoo boy…

Is she “ethnically challenged”???

At a recent Americans for Prosperity-sponsored “Citizens Watchdog Training” workshop in Warren, Michigan, one of their speakers was a prominent Michigan conservative and member of the North Oakland Tea Party Patriots, Norm Hughes. During his talk, he used a phrase I have honestly never heard before: “ethnically challenged”. What is “ethnically challenged”? I have no idea.

Let’s roll tape, courtesy of Progress Michigan:

Here is the transcript:

Kids aren’t going to charter schools if they’re “A” students. They go to charter schools because they’re failing students and, by and large, the charter schools have a higher percentage of poor families, ethnically challenged families…

Ethnically challenged. Hmmm… I wonder if he means “black”? Maybe “brown”? Whattya think? Could it be?

Naw. NOBODY is so crassly racist that they would use such an offensive phrase in public where other people could hear it, right? Hmmm…must mean something else. I wonder what…

[Ethnically-challenged child photo credit: Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog]