Reader email: Costas unwittingly diminishing Shani’s accomplishment?

This from Todd G. of Cedar Falls, Iowa, concerning this week’s column at WorldNetDaily, “Bryant Gumbel, white courtesy phone“:

Great article on Bryant Gumbel and Shani Davis…and did you notice that Bob Costas keeps calling Shani Davis the first “African-American” to win gold? I thought he was the first black in the world to win gold, not just the first black American.

Excellent point, Todd. So preoccupied have some become with political correctness that it’s finally happened… somebody practiced P.C. and diminished the accomplishment of the group of people they were trying to avoid offending. How offensive.

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