Rashaad Thomas, an op-ed contributor for the Arizona Republic, recently walked into a Phoenix restaurant only to find himself “triggered” by an image that was so overtly racist, it was almost beyond belief.
So what exactly did that offensive photo depict?
Well, it wasn’t Al Jolson or anyone else dating back to the not-so-good-ol’ days when blackface was acceptable, but rather, the offending image was a vintage photo of coalminers whose faces were covered in soot after a shift down at the mine.
Instead of apologizing for his mistake after being informed of this fact, Thomas doubled down on his outrage and the social justice columnist went on to write an article to vent about the photo that does NOT depict white men sporting black face.
The most jaw-dropping line in the column was surely this one:
“Fact: The photograph shows coal miners’ faces covered in soot. The context of the photograph is not the issue.”
Huh? The context of the photo is of course the ENTIRE issue!
Yet, this is where we are today when it comes to mind-numbing political correctness that we must kowtow to loons who are triggered by racism even when zero racism exists.