CHIA NON GRATA

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

The na­tional con­ver­sa­tion on race takes many turns, and here’s one of them: Chia-gate.

The Chia pop­u­la­tion is fairly large. Now, you know about Chias — those diminu­tive clay fig­urines that grow liv­ing green “hair” when spread with a slurry of grass seeds and wa­ter. There are Chia cats, dogs, di­nosaurs, car­toon char­ac­ters. There are Chias mod­eled af­ter Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton, Abra­ham Lin­coln and the Statue of Lib­erty.

There also is one in the like­ness of Pres­i­dent Obama. But the “Chia Obama” has cre­ated a

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