Essence: Roland Martin: CAN WE JUST CALL WHITE VOTERS WHITE VOTERS?

Essence: Roland Martin

CAN WE JUST CALL WHITE VOTERS WHITE VOTERS?

OK, I’m not trying to be the race guy, but these labels are driving me nuts!

Earlier today there was a piece on Joe Sixpack, and not a single African American, Hispanic or Asian was interviewed.

Now, do these groups drink six packs? Yep. But don’t we know that Palin isn’t talking to them? Yep. So why not just say it?

We even played a soundbite of Palin saying Joe Sixpack and hockey moms. Trust me, she’s not speaking to anyone who looks like me!

But there are other terms that have been thrown around by candidates, political strategists and the media, and no one wants to be honest as to who we are talking about.

Wal-mart moms. Soccer moms. NASCAR dads. Small town America.

Seriously. Read all of those phrases, and when you think of who candidates, political strategists and the media are talking about, who immediately comes to mind? I can tell you no one black, Hispanic or Asian!

So, can we just stop the nonsense and say, all at once – WHITE AMERICANS.

I just think it’s so obvious, but it as if we – the collective media – just doesn’t want to say it

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