OK, I think I'm finally starting to get a handle on the "Condi isn't black enough" idea. If a black person is a Democrat and you talk bad about him, you're a racist. If a black person is a Republican and you talk bad about him, well, I guess you're keepin' it real or something. And the n-word is racist, but "Uncle Tom" is OK. And it's OK to throw oreos at a black Republican.
Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, a black Baltimore Democrat, said [Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele] invites comparisons to a slave who loves his cruel master or a cookie that is black on the outside and white inside because his conservative political philosophy is, in her view, anti-black.
"Because he is a conservative, he is different than most public blacks, and he is different than most people in our community," she said. "His politics are not in the best interest of the masses of black people."
During the 2002 campaign, Democratic supporters pelted Mr. Steele with Oreo cookies during a gubernatorial debate at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
In 2001, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. called Mr. Steele an "Uncle Tom," when Mr. Steele headed the state Republican Party. Mr. Miller, Prince George's County Democrat, later apologized for the remark.
"That's not racial. If they call him the "N' word, that's racial," Mrs. Marriott said. "Just because he's black, everything bad you say about him isn't racial."
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While reading this quote from the page your blog links to....
"Still, Mfume spokesman Joseph P. Trippi said Mr. Steele opens himself to such criticism by defending Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for holding a Republican fundraiser in July at the all-white Elkridge Club in Baltimore.""
I have to wonder about Mr. Steele. Why would any person, much less a person of color support anyone who chose to have a fundraiser in a place that excluded members of our society? To my knowledge "Jim Crow" is illegal and anything like it has no place in todays government.
That said, calling someone an oreo is just as racist as using the dreaded N word. Racism is Racism, no matter what color it comes from or is directed at.
Posted by: Vonn at November 04, 2005 11:03 AM (dEgRi)
But if you look closer, it says that the club is all white simply because no black people have chosen to join
. They're not excluding anyone; black people have chosen not to include themselves. That's not segregation.
Posted by: Sarah at November 04, 2005 11:59 AM (Au+52)
Have they really not chosen to join or have they not met the "CLUB" requirements? Exclusive clubs always have other criteria that their prospective members must meet.
You always have some good topic to get me thinking. Miss ya!
Posted by: Vonn at November 05, 2005 03:32 AM (sDFje)
If a black person tried to join and was denied membership, how long do you think it would take it to be a headline for the NYTimes?
Posted by: Tanker at November 05, 2005 03:02 PM (btzDE)
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