If “Buckwheat” is Not Racist, Let’s See What Happens if Glenn Beck Says It (Experimentally, of Course)


A self-described “progressive liberal” elected official (as opposed to a conservative liberal, I suppose) called a black conservative tea party activist “buckwheat” in a public Facebook discussion Saturday.

The term “buckwheat” is sufficiently known to be racially derogatory that there have been court cases involving its use, for example, here and here.

The liberal, Ohio state Rep. Robert F. Hagen, says he didn’t mean the term as a racist insult — and to emphasize his remarks, used a four-letter word and the sexual slur “teabagger.”

Stay classy, sir!

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.