Brian J. once again brings an important topic to my attention.
contends sheds light on the question of whether racism is being used since blacks are not getting hurricanes named after them (I thought this ended in the sixties when people protested in the streets for the right to have hurricanes named after them).
The congressional newspaper the Hill reported this week that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, feels that the current names are too “lily white,” and is seeking to have better representation for names reflecting African-Americans and other ethnic groups.
“All racial groups should be represented,” Lee said, according to the Hill. She hoped federal weather officials “would try to be inclusive of African-American names.”
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I have a dream one day we will live in an America where black storms are allowed to exist.
Now I can’t help but think what would happen if we started naming storms after blacks we would all be racists for doing so. Which goes to prove affirmative action is bullshit especially when used to name hurricanes. Read Article 1, Section 8 and show me where Congress derives the power to name storms.
Update by Stephen VanDyke: Woops, I was trying to clean up a couple of Jake’s grammar errors in the post and accidentally ended up changing the context. Sorry Brian J, didn’t mean to misrepresent you.