Tracie McMillan: Limbaugh’s Comments About Me Being “Over-educated” Are “Weird”
10:12 am, March 7th | by Laura Donovan
“Weird,” says The American Way of Eating author Tracie McMillan, whom Limbaugh criticized during his Tuesday broadcast for being “single, white, [and over-educated].” These remarks came a week after he dubbed Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for fighting in favor of religious institutions and employers covering contraception. Limbaugh disparaged McMillan on Tuesday for her book, an undercover investigation on how poor U.S. citizens eat on a tight budget, and scoffed that she received the 2006 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Limbaugh said of this accolade, “Social Justice Journalism? This woman wrote the book on food inequality. Food justice.”
Speaking to ABC- Detroit, McMillan said it’s unusual that Limbaugh knocked on her for being “over-educated,” as she has nothing higher than a bachelor of arts degree under her belt.
“Mostly it just seemed really weird, to be honest,” McMillan said through a laugh. “I have never had any tell me that my status as a single woman meant that my work wasn’t valid before, and I certainly had never realized that…working my way through college and getting a BA meant that I was over-educated.”
Upon hearing about Limbaugh’s comment for the first time, McMillan tweeted at the political commentator, “I’m proud to have put myself through college to get my BA. Five jobs at once was rough, but it was worth it #Overeducated.”
ABC’s Stephen Clark added that, unlike Fluke, McMillan would welcome a discussion with Limbaugh on food and class.
Now there’s something we’d like to see.
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