Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Is "black ice" a racial thing?

After watching one segment of the FOX9 Morning News during breakfast, it would seem that they are attempting to portray Minnesota's cold weather battle against black ice to be racial in nature.

Was it just a coincidence that the reporter freezing her ass off outside the FOX9 studios near Interstate 494 was black? Is it some sort of conspiracy that the salt used to counteract the black ice is white?

It seems that this is another case of black versus white and the white man being led to believe that anything black should be feared. I, for one, will not stand for this injustice. Who's with me?

If racial equity is too much to handle today and you'd rather think of something warm, check out MinnPics and peruse the archives for warmer memories of days gone by.


Whiskeymarie said...

This is a travesty- we should be picketing in the streets for racial equality in our road care products. Is there a petition I can sign?

Bee said...

I'd join you but I'm scared of black ice. I hear it can cause strange "accidents".

Jacki said...

There was an article in the Washington Post, raising the question how a "black" President will fare with a predominantly "white" Press Corp. My thought was...who cares?? If he's president, he's president. I mean, geez. You could then ask the question...how is Obama going to fare meeting with predominantly Asian people when he visits Asia. Or predominantly Middle Eastern when he visits the Middle East? Ugh...racism will never go away as long as people keep bringing it up.

I honestly don't care if a person is pink or purple. Just do your job, do it well, and I won't complain.

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Woozie said...

In the hills of West Virginia they use black salt to de-ice the roads. It was weird.

James said...

I don't know if it's racial...but it's a pretty decent Michael Connelly novel.