Let's play a little game, whaddya say?
Let's look at some statements made by prominent politicians in the last, oh, few months or so, and decide which ones are the most offensive.
Trust us. This will be fun.
A. He’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules — unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he’s going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing.B. If we remove the shackles of government, if we unburden ourselves from the mountain of debt that we have been saddled with, we can become the Opportunity Society that we once were.
So, which statement was most offensive? Statement A, spoken in front of a mixed race audience? Or Statement B, written in an Op-Ed in USA Today.
Statement A suggests a metaphorical "chaining" of citizens. Statement B suggests citizens are already in metaphorical "shackles."