Give it a rest.
MSNC host Melissa Harris Perry warned her guests to be careful about saying “hard worker” because it demeans slaves.
Yes, she was serious.
“I feel you. But I just want to pause on one thing. Because I don’t disagree with you that I think Mr. Ryan is a great choice for this role. But I want us to be super careful when we use the language “hard worker” because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall. Because it is a reminder of what hard work looks like.”
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Hat Tip Dana Loesch