"But umbrage must be selective. There is a definite order governing who is entitled to umbrage. You can, for example, say anything about white people, and indeed the practice of good citizenship in certain circles requires you to occasionally throw out an insult of white Christians. Insulting Jews, once a violation of one of the most inviolate taboos, has become fashionable once more. A careful insulter usually clothes his anti-Semitic remark as merely an insult of Israel, and counts on perceptive listeners to get the point."