Hi, I'm a blithering idiot.
However, very few people seemed to agree with Thomas’ self-regarding view of the greater good. His op-ed was almost universally mocked on Twitter, where conservative commentators called it “incredibly stupid,” “dumb,” and “insane.”
Some readers were offended on behalf of coal miners, while others wondered if the article was a parody.
A racially conscious young writer has spoken out against a photograph of soot-covered miners that he recently saw in an Arizona restaurant, saying it reminded him of blackface.
In an op-ed about the harrowing experience published in The Arizona Republic, Rashaad Thomas said the black-and-white photo ― apparently from World War I-era United Kingdom ― made him feel threatened as an African-American.
More @ Pluralist