— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) January 8, 2015
The tweet links to this op-ed by Erin Polgreen and rather than explain the racism accusation, the piece doesn’t actually mention race or racism at all.
There is this criticism, however:
But Charlie Hebdo isn’t sacred, either. It often crossed the line. In a comprehensive overview of Charlie Hebdo’s track record, Jacob Canfield writes that “[w]hile they generously claim to ‘attack everyone equally,’ the cartoons they publish are intentionally anti-Islam, and frequently sexist and homophobic.” Canfield cites one example in particular, a cover in which Boko Haram sex slaves were drawn as welfare moms.
Since when does one’s religion, gender or sexual orientation make one a different “race”?