CHIA NON GRATA
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