The racial double standard is alive and well in the Northeast these days. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been fined, “excused” from all team activities and will undergo “counseling” for his use of the n-word caught on videotape at a Kenny Chesney concert in June.
Meanwhile, Charlie Rangel, the 43-year sitting U.S. Congressman from New York, just called tea party members “white crackers” in an interview with The Daily Beast, and what repercussions? None. Apology? Ha. Don’t hold your breath.