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New “Do’s and Don’ts” — esp. this one.
On New Year’s Day, NBC honking head Andrea Mitchell tried making America hip to the Hawkeye State’s unforgivable lack of hipness:
“The rap on Iowa: it doesn’t represent the rest of the country—too white, too evangelical, too rural.” (…)
Iowa ranks 26th in the USA for area and 30th for population, so rather than being “too small,” it’s pretty average. We’re also not sure what’s meant by “too rural,” but it apparently means that 61% urban simply isn’t urban enough for snooty coast-huggers such as Sulzberger and Mitchell. And the Washington Examiner recently cited a Pew survey pegging Iowa as slightly less evangelical than the national norm. So in truth, Iowa isn’t all that freakishly small, evangelical, or rural.
Which leaves us with “too white.” (…)
Washington Post writer Courtland Milloy—a black man whose skin tone is somewhat over-white compared the national Black Mean Hue, not that we ever notice such things—recently found Iowa to be far too white for his tastes:
” I noticed that nearly everybody was white: white people smiling over coffee, white people applauding at candidate forums, white people singing praise songs at church.”
Why, it sounds like the apocalypse!