MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Bloom embarrassed herself on MSNBC today. Host Joy Ann Reid asked Bloom to comment on some of Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson’s testimony.
Bloom objected to the characterization of Michael Brown’s actions as “charging” Officer Wilson, because it’s racist.
“This issue about charging,” Bloom said, “which I find to be a racially tinged offensive word in and of itself, but I would have asked him, what exactly does that mean?”
To most people, it means “running directly at someone.” Charging is an offense in both hockey and basketball. Referees who find that one player has charged another must be racists, according to Lisa Bloom.
Taking Lisa Bloom’s lead, here are other instances of racist behavior and imagery.
Charging your phone — now racist.
The 2015 Dodge Charger RT — racist.
San Diego Chargers fans — racists.