An Open Letter To Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dear Joe,

First, this would have been better if your name would have been John, because I don't think I've actually written a Dear John letter.


Reading this article on how you were kicked off the air for using racial slurs when talking about racial slurs, in your response you stated:

"Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language [...] I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about words without resorting to alphabet soup phrases (C-word, N-word, etc)."

And I just wanted to say - I think that's great that people want to have an honest discussion about racial slurs.

But as a White can't use the racial slurs even when talking about the racial slurs.

And it's telling that you refer to phrases like the "N-word" and "C-word" as alphabet soup phrases...

I do agree that there is a double standard on which words you can say and I think an honest discussion about that is appropriate (however I think my discussion would probably be different than yours).

But again, you still have to give power to what already exists, so you as a White just can't say certain things.

And that's just the way it is.


Hugs and kisses and let there be a time when the word Bubble can be inserted into your party's name,