Christian Right Wing extremist and 700 Club founder Pat Robertson has said a lot of stupid things on television. He once stated that it is acceptable to divorce a spouse for having Alzheimer’s. Well, old Pat is at it again, this time with a racist twist.
Robertson showed a video of his host Kristi Watts asking former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice what her favorite Thanksgiving food is. Rice told Watts that it is macaroni and cheese. After viewing the video, crazy Pat Robertson and Watts, who is black, had the following exchange.
Robertson: “Is that a black thing?”
Watts: “It is a black thing Pat. …The world needs to get on board.”
They both began laughing about it.
Here’s the video:
Pat Robertson is clearly asking a racist question and Watts is just encouraging him. It’s a way for Robertson to claim that he isn’t racist because he can say that Watts agreed with him. Here’s the problem. Watts is paid to agree with Robertson. Had she actually had the guts to call out Robertson, she would no longer have a job. The fact is, mac and cheese is not strictly ‘a black thing.’ Macaroni and cheese can be traced back to Italy where it was an upper class dish. Even Thomas Jefferson enjoyed the dish. In the United States today, virtually everyone has eaten mac and cheese. Everyone except Pat Robertson of course. Apparently he won’t eat what he thinks only black people eat.