A Councilman Interested In Bringing The NBA All Star Game To Dallas Had Some Choice Words For North Carolina
Philip Kingston represents Dallas’ 14th District and he let the local CBS affiliate know that if those “shoeless hillbillies” in North Carolina want to let the All-Star Game leave, his city will be happy to take it.
“I’d love it. I’d absolutely love it,” Kingston said. “We will take whatever business we can get from those shoeless hillbillies.”
Whoa there Philip. Not trying to tell you how to council the city or anything, but it might be wise to clean all the skeletons out of your backyard before you go hurling stones from your glass house. I have no issue with judging an entire region of people as "shoeless hillbillies" just because one law that they happen to be governed by is prejudice and creates an inconvenience for a demographic of society whose marginalization is supposed to be a thing of the past. After all, stereotypes exist for a reason. That, however, is why I would be a bit more careful about calling out other's lack of progressiveness from a state that wasn't exactly the first to raise the rainbow colored flag. I haven't crunched the numbers but from sheer volume alone I would be willing to bet that the amount of transphobic bigots in Texas is larger than the amount of transphobic bigots in North Carolina. That's not a knock on 'The Lone Star State' as much as it is a fact that the population of intolerant assholes isn't excluded from the "everything is bigger in Texas" narrative. Might want to stop painting other cities with a broad brush, or they might just be inclined to reply with equally damning slander. Good thing I definitely can't think of any troubling incidents that took place in Dallas recently or it would be quite easy to argue that it's not a suitable home for the NBA All Star game either. Anyway, I'm good with civil wars as long as they are only fought wth words, but both parties should know that they can still get pretty bloody when generalizations start getting thrown around as facts. Oh well, something tells me this guy is used to the taste of his own foot by now...