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Obama Delegate resigns over "racist" remark

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Danny White, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Other article on this... according to this one, the Obama campaign pressured her to step down.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/883120,CST-NWS-trustee08.article
  2. WiPatfan

    WiPatfan New Member

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    Ouch. I have to admit that I call my own white kids "monkeys" when they act like such. The comparison of primates to AAs, however, just cannot be said, and rightfully so. The historical context is too weighty.

    If she had said "...like squirrels," she would have been fine.

    Still, if this was not an election year, I think her sincere apology would be enough.
  3. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    How the heck is that a racist statement?

    This ******** PC culture is getting out of hand.
  4. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    Agreed.
  5. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    The mother called the police??
    Thats a bit ridiculous. :rolleyes:
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Folks really need to address the intent of remarks before censuring people over them.
  7. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Hard to judge what's going on here.

    The woman who made the remark was issued a $75 ticket for "disorderly conduct" for the incident.

    I could be wrong, but I just don't think that the average police officer would ticket a grandmother for an inadvertent poor word choice.

    I'd like to think that before a police officer would have ticketed this woman, this woman would have acted in an obviously socially inappropriate way (e.g., getting so upset that she couldn't think straight, perhaps angrily repeating the word "monkey" in order to provoke the kids' mother, etc.).

    At this moment, it would appear that I have more faith in police officers than grandmothers.
    Frankly, this surprises me. :)
  8. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Well, similar comments from politicians on both sides of the aisle have gotten said pols in serious trouble... so while it's silly, at least it seems to be even-handedly silly...
  9. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    That was my first thought. My goodness. This stuff is getting out of hand. :bang2:

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