Well looky here! New Yorker shamelessly scrubs racist 'uppity' term from Ted Cruz article

Posted at 12:17 pm on March 25, 2015 by Lori Ziganto

Yep. The power of Twitter has been shown time and time again. What sparked that comment this time? Well, this happened:

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And with good reason. Take a gander at the article that Twitter user pointed out:

Unreal. As Twitchy reported, the backlash was swift and sure.

Ding, ding, ding!

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The author of the article said this in response to the rightful backlash:

Um. He needs a “heads up” about how NOT to be racist? That’s unbelievable.

And then came the shameless scrubbing:

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An explanation from Cassidy for the subtraction now lies at the foot of the story:

Update: In describing Senator Cruz’s aggressive actions during his first year in the Senate, I originally used the word “uppity,” which means, according to Webster’s, “acting as if you are more important than you really are, do not have to do what you are told to do, etc.” However, the word also has some disturbing historical connotations that I overlooked, and in applying it to a Latino politician, I goofed. If I gave any offense, however inadvertently, I am sorry.

Whatever, guys! It was totally inadvertent and stuff. Until he was rightly called out on it, natch.

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Amen. Keep fighting back, warriors.

Related:

Columnist for The New Yorker calls Latino Senator ‘uppity’

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