Yes, those women were in positions of authority, one of them was an elected official, and they shouldn’t have said such despicable things, not even with innuendos and/or coded racism, way less with such aberrant racial slur, etc…
Hate speech is always hate speech. But I cannot get to stop suspecting that the whole thing was uprooted so vigorously fast as possible by the self-loathing hand of white guilt/shame (reverse racism). Mostly after all the apologies from people who weren’t those specific women. (i.e. I could have baked a pie for you guys if I knew you were coming, we are not like that, etc…)
So they elected a racist woman(maybe not knowing it), then mayor employed another racist woman, they type racist slurs on facebook as if in a private conversation and the whole world’s non-alt-right overproportioned reaction is ovewhelming for the little town, I really fear we could turn into something alike “them”, alike those with a penchant for cross burning because they believe “it’s the right thing to do”.
An apology directly from Taylor and Whaling would had been 10x better even if it wasn’t honestly made, made on camera would had been 100x, because it’s conciliatory. Yes, I know, fuck PC that’s so 90’s, heheh, but now that I’m older I could get to appreciate a little of confucian moderation as a meager substitute when lacking some naturally homeostatic tao.
A meager conciliation is way better than a rightful polarization, specially nowadays.