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A DC based organization of black conservatives is calling for an end to all public funding for National Pubic Radio after a Hispanic commentator used the term "gringos" in a reference to white people in connection with the shootings in Arizona that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords severely wounded.
Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie told 630 WMAL that gringo "is the equivalent in the minds of many, to white people, as the "N" word is to blacks."
"In light of what happened to Juan Williams less than three months ago, NPR staff should be ashamed of this unambiguous and duplicitous double standard," said Massie.
Former NPR commentator Juan Williams was fired by NPR for saying that it makes him nervous to see Muslims getting on the same flight as him.
In the January 12 segment, titled "Across America Latino Community Sighs With Relief" featured on the program "All Things Considered," Daisy Hernandez, a writer on race and politics for the New York Times, said:
"It's safe to say there was a collective sigh of brown relief when the Tucson killer turned out to be a gringo. Had the shooter been Latino, media pundits wouldn't be discussing the impact of nasty politics on a young man this week -- they'd be demanding an even more stringent anti-immigrant policy, " she says.
"I admit sadly that it was only after I saw the shooter's gringo surname that I was able to go on and read the rest of the news about those who lost their lives on Saturday and those who, like Representative Giffords, were severely wounded," said Hernandez in her commentary.
Massie told 630 WMAL, "she showed more concern for how illegal immigrants are viewed than she did for the tragic and senseless loss of life."
Gringo. I am offended.