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‘Racist dogwhistle?’ City of New York tweets ‘candle safety’ advice for Kwanzaa revelers

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http://twitter.com/#!/CatsPolitics/status/416248472091000832

Today’s the first day of Kwanzaa, and the City of New York decided to remind local revelers about the importance of practicing safe candle:

@nycgov candle safety tweet

The tweet’s been deleted, but we’re still feeling its burn.

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/416252074678968321

Here’s what @nycgov had to say about other wintertime holidays where candles could make an appearance:

http://twitter.com/#!/nycgov/status/415505147079700480
http://twitter.com/#!/nycgov/status/415822183991369728
http://twitter.com/#!/nycgov/status/415859749549510656

@nygov also retweeted this one:

http://twitter.com/#!/nycgo/status/402914947597750272

What? Nothing about candle safety??? Are those of us who don’t celebrate Kwanzaa just expected to know better?

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/416255154875138048

Rut-roh!

http://twitter.com/#!/CatsPolitics/status/416255167961772032

Yeah, maybe that’s it.

Meanwhile, we’re thinking New Yorkers would be much better off taking advice from our friend @CatsPolitics:

http://twitter.com/#!/CatsPolitics/status/416250078043852801

Amen.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/26/racist-dogwhistle-city-of-new-york-tweets-candle-safety-advice-for-kwanzaa-revelers/

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