Saturday, January 3, 2015

House Majority Whip Calls for Clearer Labelling of White Supremacists

Representative Steve Scalise. (photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)
Representative Steve Scalise. (photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
01 January 15
 
The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."
ouse Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said on Tuesday that he would introduce a new bill requiring clearer labelling of white supremacists.
The White Supremacist Labelling Act of 2015 would require white supremacists to wear 4-inch-by-6-inch name tags clearly designating them as members of an official hate group.
“Right now, it’s impossible to tell the difference between neo-Nazis and collectors of WWII memorabilia,” Scalise said.
The Louisiana congressman said that proper labelling for white supremacists should make it easier for lawmakers to know what kind of organizations they are addressing in the future. “Sometimes it’s hard to see through all that smoke from the burning crosses,” he acknowledged.
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