Not really, but still ...
First, the usual qualifying statement that I consider myself to be an upstanding liberal.
Second, the news. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is lobbying the National Weather Service to include black-sounding names in the list of hurricane names. Thus, along with Hurricanes George and Claudette, we'd have Hurricanes Antwon and Dewanda.
I don't know. First, feminists lobby for inclusion of male names with the pool of hurricane names because they find it offensive that hurricanes were only given women's names. Now, folks are offended that hurricanes don't include black-sounding names.
The pool of hurricane names for this year includes:
What's to stop an African-American from giving their children one of these names? Why isn't ... oh, Sheila considered a black name? Also, what would have happened if, before Representative Jackson's efforts, the biggest storm to hit the Georgia Coast in decades was named "Shaniqua?" Would folks complain because they was racist?