Starbucks has started encouraging their baristas to talk to customers about race, which I think is a very bad idea. But it isn’t a bad for the reason this idiot guest on Fox News thinks it is. He thinks it’s a bad idea because there is no need to talk about race at all in this country. In fact, talking about race is racism.
On Saturday, Fox News panelist Jonathan Hoenig insisted to Eric Bolling that the Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign is a terrible idea because “(t)here’s no discussion needed on race in this country.”…
“Eric, there is no discussion needed on race,” he said. “I resent this whole idea that America is this racist country, that we somehow have to remedy through chit-chat at Starbucks.”
To people of color, he said, “Stop identifying by your race. You’re not responsible for things that came before you, and you’re not entitled to things that came before you.”
“There’s no discussion needed on race in this country,” Hoenig insisted, before saying that “the ones who want the discussion, in my opinion, are the racists.”
Where do they find these people? Can we identify the rock they crawl out from under and set some explosives or something?