Friday, November 19, 2004

Radio Host Calls Rice 'Aunt Jemima'

Hmmm, the mayor of the Peoples Republic of Madison called this remark "racially insensitive," as opposed to just flat out racist. What do you have to do, as a member of the left, to be called racist by one of your brethren? And these guys always hind behind the assumption, substantiated by absolutely nothing, that they know that the relationship between Bush and Rice is one of total obsequiousness on the part of Rice. Isn't that assumption itself racist, aside from any Aunt Jemima comments. Yahoo! News - Radio Host Calls Rice 'Aunt Jemima'

2 Comments:

Blogger John Wolfram said...

Interesting that "Linda Hoskins of the NAACP's Madison branch said she could not comment on Sylvester's remarks until she had heard them in their entirety." While seemingly sound, I don't recall such patience when Rush Limbaugh made some comments about the media's interest in a black quarterback doing well..in fact you can review their comments here, appearing two days after the comments and one day after the incident received negative public attention

http://www.naacp.org/news/2003/2003-10-01-2.html

So I will wait to see the followup article that hammers his radio personality as they did Limbaugh. Or maybe not now that Mr. Mfume has resigned?

PS The price of admittance to Bush's cabinet for anyone--black or white, male or female--is subservience. Either that or big-time debt. Or did this obvious political fact of life elude the critic?

10:41 AM  
Blogger Incredible Dirigible said...

Linda Hoskins said she couldn't comment until she'd heard the comments. Well if Rush Limbaugh had made those kinds of comments, surely Linda wouldn't "wait" to hear them, she'd probably fly out of her chair to hear them & comment on them!

That was a good point, John, about Rush Limbaugh's comments. Especially considering that Rush ripped on the MEDIA for wanting a black quarterback to do well, while this disc jockey flat-out called Dr. Rice an "Aunt Jemima" & General Powell an "Uncle Tom".

I don't think Limbaugh's comments were *racist*, but I do think they were foolish--he should have known he'd get in trouble. He should've simply said, "McNabb is overrated."

11:38 AM  

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