Arizona RNC Committeeman Bruce Ash Gets “Que Gacho” Award for “Shucking and Jiving” Commentby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Sep. 27, 2013, under chicano vote, Cultura, Culture, Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent voters, veteran voters, Women Voters
When are they gonna learn?
Is this so much a part of their normal everyday speak that these people simply don’t realize how offensive these terms are?
Bruce Ash is from Arizona and a Republican National Committeeman who said:
Some people wonder why I cannot figure out why I believe Obama is shucking and jiving on ObamaCare.
According to the HuffPost:
Others have used “shuck and jive” in reference to Obama before. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) defended her use of the phrase in October 2012, saying there was “nothing remotely racist” about saying “President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.”
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has also used the phrase, calling Obama’s operation in Syria “Operation Shuck and Jive.“
Are emailed jokes being circulated around for these jackasses who are using these antiquated terms?
I knew what “jive” meant, but honestly I had to look up the “shucking” term. It’s too bad the terms used by Bruce Ash originate from the slavery days which left an awful stain on our Nation’s history.
Perhaps Bruce Ash has been hanging around the ousted Sen. Russell Pearce for too long. Mexican American Chicanos remember oh too well when Pearce stated he welcomed “Operation Wetback.”
According to the WaPost:
The expression “shuck and jive” is a term of survival from slavery and is often interpreted as the act that slaves would take to deceive their “masters”or other whites in power. Slaves would be in the field shucking corn or picking cotton, and when the “master” came around to check up on them, they had to make sure “master” was satisfied with their production or they would be subject to beatings, rape, and other types of punishments. This is a horrific term to be used by someone … whether the President is African American or not.
As far as I’m concerned, Bruce Ash gets the “Que Gacho” award.
I’ll conclude with this: The Republican National Committee ought to introduce courses that teaches their colleagues discriminatory words to avoid in an effort to conduct “true” outreach with minorities. Are you listening, Reince Priebus?