The word has no honest meaning. All Anglo-Saxon Protestants are white, so ”WASP” is redundant at best. And though not all white Protestants are Anglo-Saxon, the distinctions between them, which can be considerable, are based on the regions where they live, the particular creed of Protestantism they believe in and their income level, not on national origin.
Many people are offended by the term, WASP, so others, apparently, are apparently turning to a subtly offensive term, “Old White People.” Western Journalism has been reporting on the use of the term “Old White People” for some time now. And stories are still coming forward of the term being used to offend people.
Pennsylvania college student Kaytee Moyer was faced with confronting her Political Science professor when he declared that the Republican Party had many more “Old White Men” during this presidential race.
— John Dee (@brokencountry1) October 19, 2015
Moyer felt compelled to correct her professor and stated that it didn’t go too well for her. “I couldn’t help myself; I laughed out loud. ‘What about Ted Cruz? Marco Rubio? Ben Carson? Carly Fiorina? Bobby Jindal?’ I insisted.”
She continued: “Not missing a beat, my professor informed me that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t Hispanic enough. I actually gasped. ‘How can you say someone isn’t Hispanic enough!?’”
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Western Journalism readers may recall when Al Sharpton used the phrase “not black enough” to refer to presidential candidate Herman Cain. Apparently, now, one cannot be “Hispanic enough” either.
Not phased by her professor’s discriminatory remarks, Moyer vowed to continue setting the record straight. “Otherwise, everyone will walk around believing that ‘Ted Cruz is not Hispanic enough’…as if this is even relevant to his leadership and qualifications to be president in the first place.”
— John Dee (@brokencountry1) October 18, 2015
Moyer claims she’s disappointed “this claptrap” is “force-fed to my impressionable classmates,” but promises not to sit on her laurels and do nothing when covertly racist comments are being made by people who should know better.
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