What’s the standard?

David Brooks is a powerful white male, the epitome of someone with privilege. He described Senator Ted Cruz, a powerful Hispanic male, as “oleaginous” in a column, an offensive term to use of someone of Hispanic descent. Does that qualify as a microaggression? Does it say anything about David Brooks, the New York Times, journalism as a system? Or does no one care because Ted Cruz is a conservative Senator running for President?

h/t Ann Althouse


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