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As the story unfolded on Friday, the racial identity of the 26-year-old airline passenger now in custody for allegedly killing five people and injuring eight others at a Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood airport baggage claim area began to take on a life of its own.
These things generally begin with the typical liberal attempts to ignore or downplay the race, and especially the religion, of the perpetrator if he or she happens to be a ‘preferred’ minority.
Because – duh! – race only matters to the media when the perpetrator is white.
Of course, since it’s hard to deny the ethnicity of someone named Estaban Santiago, naturally they skipped to the next best thing:
There are reports that the identity of one of the Ft. Lauderdale shooting suspects is a white Hispanic named Esteban Santiago
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) January 6, 2017
“White Hispanic” … seems like I remember that term…
— America 2.0 1a (@USATwoPointO) January 7, 2017
So, apparently “white Hispanic” is a term the liberal media lays on a person of Hispanic descent who does something bad or, in Zimmerman’s case, something the media doesn’t like.
Otherwise, the person would be a “proud Hispanic” or a “hard-working Hispanic” … or even just Hispanic.
But “white Hispanic??” Watch out!
Because as we all know, white people do the most dastardly things!
Oddly enough, the term trended on Twitter Friday afternoon. Here’s a great sampling of responses:
— John doe (@juhhhjgghk) January 6, 2017
Ah yes, the fabled "white Hispanic."
Hispanics are minorities until they do something the Left hates, then they are "white".
— Shimshon (@Samsonsansdelil) January 6, 2017
That was tweeted when the wrong picture of Santiago was floating around, but you get the drift.
I'm old enough to remember when the Left used to claim the Census was racist for using White Hispanic. But today it's their favorite term.
— Rich "The People's Pundit" Baris (@Peoples_Pundit) January 7, 2017
BREAKING: According to @tariqnasheed, President Obama is a "white black."
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 6, 2017
The people referring to the FLL Airport shooter as a White Hispanic, are the same people who refer to Shaun King as a black man. pic.twitter.com/RyTTxCotvO
— Agent Elizabeth (@MissLizzyNJ) January 6, 2017
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