Monday, February 27, 2012

Improving the race

Imagine a president saying to the parents of a blonde baby that they are "improving the race" (mejorando la raza). That's what Sebastián Piñera did (video from The Clinic at about 1:34). You're just supposed to pinch cheeks, not say how glad you are that the cheeks are white.

For a president with the worst approval ratings in the entire western hemisphere, and unable to connect to many outside his social class, this is not helpful. It is also a reminder that race matters even in places where race supposedly doesn't matter.

2 comments:

Vicente Duque 6:41 AM  
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Vicente Duque 6:50 AM  

Piñera is the Chilean Version of Newt Gingrich !

Piñera is very Wealthy - But he is not very rich in wisdom.

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