Following is a statement from Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Senator Harry Reid’s comments, “light skinned with no Negro dialect,” regarding President Barack Obama’s acceptability as a choice for holding the highest seat in the nation.
“This type of thinking by Senator Reid and others is sadly outrageous, no matter what the ethnic or political viewpoint happens to be. We are one human race, and polarizing people because of skin color is horrendous.
“If Michael Steele or any other conservative had said anything like it, the remarks would be labeled racist and plastered over every available news outlet.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Agreed. Stereotyping a race of people by it's very definition IS racist. Would anyone have been more offended if he would have said "he's also not lazy"? Personally I think his statement was worse than what Trent Lott said as Lott's comments could have been interpreted in several different ways. Reid's comments on the other hand are pure unadulterated elitist white man stereotyping.
Posted by traderrob at 10:36 AM