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I'm curious to know what in his statement you consider bigoted. We here in the US have freedom of association. He could have said "I only want tall people invited to the games. Anyone under 6'-2" is not welcome" No one would have given a hoot. He could have said don't invite any Catholics and no one would give a damn. He didn't use any racial slurs. So what was offensive in your estimation?
originally posted by: FlyersFan
Black Mississippi Democrat Rep. Called Clarence Thomas An 'Uncle Tom'
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom" and said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made a racist statement about President Obama.
Thompson made the remarks during the New Nation of Islam radio program over the weekend.
Thompson, who is black, also said that Republicans only oppose Obamacare and are anti-government because President Barack Obama is black.
"I've been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect," Thompson said. "That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States — not the chief executive but the commander-in-chief — that 'I don't care what you you come up with we're going to be against it.' Now if that's not a racist statement I don't know what is."
So when the NBA owner made bigoted statements to his sleezy girlfriend in a private conversation ... he got 'banned for life' and fined millions of dollars. Maybe the House of Representatives ban this fella for life and fine him for making his public bigoted (ignorant) statements??
Is there a code of conduct for the House of Representatives? Yep.
Code of Conduct
Well .. there isn't anything in there about members in the House of Representatives not being able to make fools out of themselves by spewing bigoted nonsense in public. So I guess this fella' will get a free pass. Eh?
Good luck with that. Guess my grandparents who suffered at the hands of the Germans and Irish that were here in the US when they arrived should have said hey respect my culture. Get over it and get over yourself. It's people like you that keep this # in play.
originally posted by: DZAG Wright
originally posted by: dfens
a reply to: luciddream
I work and live with people of different race than me. Race has never been an issue because of a thing called common respect. If you were raised as I was, people start out 100% in your book. Their actions will take them down or bring them up. People give you reason to not like them and it has nothing to do with their skin color. I have never known any slave owners so... Racism is a defense mechanism used to obscure what the real problem is.
Will only their actions or also their CULTURE cause you to not like them? See that is how racism is being expressed in this day. Racist have realized that explaining their hate due to skin tone is getting them too much flack, so they have hidden it in culture. The "thug culture" is what most racist use now.
It's the reason my circle is taking steps to have culture added to the Civil Rights. Closing the loop-holes for racist...
originally posted by: QueenofSpades
As a black person, I shake my head at the utter hipocrisy concerning racism in our country. If making negative, stereotypical comments about a particular race of people is deemed "unprofessional" and "offensive", where they should be made to pay a fine and banned from the industry, should we not then put to task:
Jamie Fox- "Black people are the MOST talented people on the planet" in an public audience of mixed races
Jamie Fox- "It was great to kill all the white people" (when asked publically about 'Django')
Rappers Lil' Wayne, Lil Boosie, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Jay Z, T.I., Kanye West, Niki Minaj, Chief Keef, Ice Cube (with NWA), and ALL the rest except Will Smith- 98% of their songs, played publically on the radio, that refer to blacks as the 'n' word. In their references, they call them dumb, stupid, ugly, and most of all they described the manner in which they will murder a 'n'.
Democratic Politicians Top Democratic Racist Statements
So as long as vote liberal, you are able to make racist comments which either get applauded or laughed at, seen as "jokes".
When a few of my peers weighed in on the Donald Sterling incident, they were perplexed at my support of the man's freedom of speech. They began to ask me how I would feel if I caught my employer calling me an 'n' on tape. I honestly responded that I couldn't care less, as I have surely called my employer not-so-pleasant names. The issue for me is that I be treated fairly. As long as I am not harmed physically or finacially by it, they have every right to feel a certain sentiment...
and I nor government should be able to regulate that.
Further, I hate to see how thin-skinned and entitled that my race of people have become to verbal slurs or personal opinions. I remember learning about Civil Rights in a Constitional Law course and discovering that Civil Rights legislation was not enacted under the Equal Protection Clause, as many would believe. This means that Congress did not feel like it was an 'equality' issue; when they began forcing white private business owners to service patrons they did not care for, it was done for revenue purposes.
Yep. Civil Rights was passed under the COMMERCE clause; i.e., giving blacks the sentiment that they would no longer be discriminated was done for profit, much like it is today.
Was it a beautiful statement about blacks that Sterling made? Of course not, but we are all EQUALLY protected under the Constitution...
originally posted by: phinubian
a reply to: QueenofSpades
I hate to try and stop you dead in your tracks and shunt this point to ground, in case you were not listening "Black Person" he did say, blacks are the enemy, had he not said that maybe, just maybe I could buy what you are trying to sell here, but sorry, your item will remain on the shelf if you think I will take it home with me for even running to attempt to defend someone who has said you are the enemy and was exposed saying this and other ridiculous things , you are wrong and you spent a great deal of time on something that if you take a spin around here it has been beaten to death, you should have joined in there so your weak argument could be picked to shreds.
You have my thoughts and sorry I can't even debate you because everything you said can be found on another thread that many very good retorts were written and many that say the exact same things you are trying to open on a new thread honestly.