If "Buckwheat" is Not Racist, Let's See What Happens if Glenn Beck Says It (Experimentally, of Course)
Feb 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM
Amy Ridenour in Courts, Liberals, Race


A self-described "progressive liberal" elected official (as opposed to a conservative liberal, I suppose) called a black conservative tea party activist "buckwheat" in a public Facebook discussion Saturday.

The term "buckwheat" is sufficiently known to be racially derogatory that there have been court cases involving its use, for example, here and here.

The liberal, Ohio state Rep. Robert F. Hagen, says he didn't mean the term as a racist insult -- and to emphasize his remarks, used a four-letter word and the sexual slur "teabagger."

Stay classy, sir!

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