[Ads-l] "women of cover"

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Fri Mar 17 15:32:28 EDT 2017


That interfaith meeting was organized by Kaleem Shabazz, in coordination with the Jewish Community Relations Council and several other local organizations.  Shabazz, in addition to being one of the leaders of the Muslim community of Atlantic City, is the chair of the local chapter of the NAACP.  He is also obviously of African descent.  The odds of his allowing a racist to speak at the meeting are about equal to the odds of the Pope making hajj to Mecca.

"dog-whistle racist" = someone who commits racist actions with high frequency?

 On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:37:04 Zone + 0000 Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

My inadvertence put "women of cover" in the context of Bush.  I meant it 
to be a question about the Homeland Security person (despite his not 
being a T...p supporter.).

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And dog-whistle racist?

Joel

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This phrase has probably been around for a while, but it is new to me.

This morning I was at an interfaith meeting, chaired by the senior local 
iman.  One of the speakers was from Homeland Security (he was definitely 
NOT a Trump believer) and he gave a talk on what was being done about 
hate crimes.  In the talk several times he referred to women who for 
religious reasons kept their heads covered as "women of cover".

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