Conservative’s heads explode on Chechnya Whiteness


Chechnya is in the Caucasus and most people there are indeed Caucasian. Chauncey at We Are Respectable Negroes ponders the ramifications of this.

I joked on Twitter that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokar Tsarnaev are putting the status of Chechens as full members of the “white race” in jeopardy. I was only half-kidding. Conservatives and others are already trying to reconcile how Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokar Tsarnaev can be Muslim, “white,” “terrorists,” American, and from Chechnya.

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