This story is a few days old but it’s funny enough that I feel the need to bring it up now. There’s a new publication called Conservative Teen. It’s a magazine that tries to relate to cool, young, hip right-wing teenagers, a demographic that I’m pretty sure doesn’t exist. Now, take a moment to soak up the irony of them using “magazine” and “young” in the same thought, before we move on to the real story.
One of Conservative Teen’s first articles is entitled “Ronald Reagan: Our First Black President?” I couldn’t find a website for Conservative Teen – which is not a strong start for them considering I work on the web all day – but luckily I have Slate to explain:
1) Black unemployment fell during the Reagan years.
2) In his personal interactions, Reagan was colorblind.
Is that all it takes to be black? I date a Chinese girl and I love sushi, so by this logic I’m a full-fledged Asian. And if that’s the case I think I need to step up my game. I had a B average in high school math and I hit 80mph on my commute to work this morning. I’m a bad Asian!
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