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California State Education Secretary Richard Riordan stupidly teased a young girl named Isis. She asked him if he knew that it meant “Egyptian Goddess” and he responded that it meant “stupid dirty girl.” He meant it as a joke but it was mean and stupid nonetheless.

But the NAACP insisted that it was racist and that he should resign. Various other civil rights types got into the act. Calling for mass protests and the like. That is until they discovered the little girl is blonde and white. Then the same groups retracted their calls for his resignation. I love it.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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