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One of the enduring mysteries of the 2008 campaign was what got Ted Kennedy so mad at Bill Clinton. The former president's entreaties, at some point, backfired, and the explanation has never quite emerged.
I've finally gotten my hands on a copy of Game Change, in which John Heliemann and Mark Halperin report:
[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described in private then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
Originally posted by CuriousSkeptic
Just for those of you that are confused... most black people like to be called by their name instead of "African-American" "Negro" "Black"
Just an FYI.
[edit on 9-1-2010 by CuriousSkeptic]
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Reply to post by Asktheanimals
When that Nigerian guy pulled his flaming underpants stunt the new was interviewing people who witnessed it.
Nearly every last one of them called the Nigerian guy "African American".
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Just thought id point out he was from Yemen not Nigeria. Nigeria doesn't have the same problem with Muslim extremists actually a nice country to visit as long as you don't get involved in the politics in the north.They are becoming a major player in the world market.
If Reid was smart, he would use this incident to retire from the Senate. That would save himself the embarrassment of getting destroyed in his 2010 re-election bid.
Originally posted by whatukno
Trent Lott was a complete bigot.
why is he apologizing? this is what America is becoming. Really when describing black peoples dialects (which I'd say 75 % have) what other words are you going to use? African American??
I guess that would work if Obama was from Africa.
This kind of reminds me of when Colin Powell said there was still racism in America.
Hate to break it to you Colin but the main source of racism comes from black people.
I can remember getting called a "CRACKA" in high school and the teacher did nothing about it, had I dropped the "'n-word'" bomb I would have been expelled and most likely jumped.
ARRRRRRRR RABLE RABLE RABLE and both races separate themselves anyway because skin color is a culture.
case in point, I try and use the actual "N" bomb and ATS censors it. Grow a pair ATS
BET (CMT) NAACP (KKK) Rap music droppin the Nigga bomb (the only white man to succeed in saying nigga in a song was Bob Dylan)
Originally posted by yadda333
They do study African American Vernacular English in linguistics. It is a variety of Standard English and varies from region to region.