Sunday, January 10, 2010

No, Harry, we don't forgive you

"Majority Leader Reid apologizes to Obama for 2008 remarks" trumpets The Washington Post, "Reid apologizes for racial comments about Obama in 2008" insists McClatchy's Kansas City Star and it goes on and on.

But does anyone really get who was insulted? First clue: It really wasn't Barack.

Harry Reid
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused Barack Obama, a bi-racial man, of being 'White enough' to pull in voters. The insult wasn't too Barack.

Who was Reid insulting when stating, for example, that Barack was someone "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

He's insulting African-Americans.

The mixed have always had a better chance of passing. Harry Reid's comments basically congratulate Barack on being a step closer to White than high yellow. Barack's being congratulated.

It's African-Americans, it's Black people who are being insulted.

And, excuse the hell out of us, but who tosses around the word "Negro" in 2008? Maybe if the MSM had more Black reporters, this rush to gloss over what was said would stop? Maybe if they had more Black reporters, we'd have a press that pointed out a White man in a 'happy mood' using "Negro" in 2008 probably uses another N-word when he's not so happy.

No, Harry Reid, your apology is not accepted. And Barack Obama, you do not speak for us.

-- The Third Estate Sunday Review's Ty, Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man, Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix, Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ, Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
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