Sarah Palin got in some trouble on Wednesday for calling President Barack Obama’s response to the Benghazi attack a “shuck and jive schtick.” People criticized it as racist, and dug into the term’s origins in black slang to show why. On Wednesday night, Palin responded to the criticism on her favorite forum, Facebook, pointing out that she’s in company with ,” she wrote, insisting she’d have said it regardless of the president’s race.
The real crime here: media racism against Palin’s extended family. Palin says “shuck and jive” most often to daughter Piper, “messing around with super-PACs, shall we?,” when Piper procrastinates on her homework. “ ” Do we really say all that stuff too much? Well, let’s all just put the racial sarcasm down now and go back to familiar territory, like