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July 25, 2012 12:49 PM The “Anglo-Saxon Heritage”

By Mark Kleiman

Mitt Romney wants to make it the basis of foreign policy. I guess the rest of us racial inferiors – Krauts and Kikes and Spics and Dagoes and Chinks and such-like, not to mention that n—-r in the White House – had better re-learn our place.

Note the deliberate racialization of the claim: “Anglo-Saxon” rather than, for example, Churchill’s “English-speaking.” Magna Carta means more to me than Talmud, but I don’t feel much kinship with the barbarian tribes that destroyed Roman Britain.

Footnote Even the Telegraph (aka the “Torygraph”) suggests this “may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity.” Ya think?

[Cross-posted at The Reality-based Community]

Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at the University of California Los Angeles.


  • AMS on July 25, 2012 2:07 PM:

    Speaking of Anglo-Saxon heritage...
    Obama's mother's maiden name was Dunham. A Google-search of the etymology of that name turns up the following:

    origin: Local) A small village in England, so called from dun, a hill, and ham, a village.

    Take that, Mitt!

  • Marnie on July 26, 2012 7:07 AM:

    Anglo Saxon also exludes all Britons since they pre date the Romans and the Angles and Saxons and Krauts and Frogies, Normans and Vikings etc, all came after the Romans.

    So Mitt excluded most of the population of of the British Isles.

    Mitt looks and sounds more and more like Sarah Palin every day in every way.