The obligatory "Wright smears Italians, sort of" post

Perish the thought that any particular ethnic group might prefer certain ingredients in its cuisine.

“(Jesus’) enemies had their opinion about Him,” Wright wrote in a eulogy of the late scholar Asa Hilliard in the November/December 2007 issue. “The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans.”

Wright continued, “From the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ birth (in a barn in a township that was under the Apartheid Roman government that said his daddy had to be in), up to and including the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ death on a cross, a Roman cross, public lynching Italian style. …

This is one of those very stupid insults whose offense lies not in the actual words themselves but in the intent that lies behind them. It’s like calling someone Asian a “rice-eater”: Nothing wrong with liking rice, nothing factually incorrect about suggesting that rice is a staple of Asian cuisine, but the meaning is pejorative by design if not in effect and thus does a moronic putdown become fighting words. Why, simply by inflecting the right part of a sentence, even the dumbest adjective can become a vicious rip. Right, you beard-grower?

Follow the link to CNS to see the secret U.S. government/KKK konspiracy laid bare. Exit question: Obama’s ties to Wright may not have legs with the general population, but what about within certain demographics?