The headline and storyÂ are ho-hum predictableÂ (“PAC created in hopes of replacing DISD trustees”). I mean, the teachers unions, big surprise. What is interestingÂ isÂ reporter Tawnell D. Hobbs’s use of language. For instance:
“Some community members criticized the board for not firing DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa…”
“Also, the majority of trustees were highly criticized by community members…”
“Community members” must be aÂ specific category different than “citizens” or even “city residents.” In recent usage, black politicians use it to refer at times to their constituents. ButÂ a reporter doesn’t have constituents. So maybe she means “the black community.”Â Â But it can’t meanÂ that because I doubt the reporter has polling data to show that the entire black community agrees with the assertions being made by the “community members” referred to. So does it mean only some blacks? But then, which blacks? Is it more than one? Is it two? Is it three? Or does it refer to some other group? Â Perhaps an editor of the Dallas Morning News would care to elucidateÂ on whom this reporter is reporting.