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Yet Another Republican finds digital racism funny: Frago in CA

The content of the emails that Republican Gary Frago was passing around are the most racist so far that have been noted by major media outlets.  The Republicans just need to learn that you don’t forward racist emails, and you don’t respond to or post racist comments on Facebook and Twitter.  It’s that simple.  Nothing is private anymore.  Note to the party: You don’t need anymore help looking insensitive.  You’re party’s participation in the Sotomayor hearings was quite enough, at least for this week.

Here is the scoop from Wonkette (Who’s liberal use of the n-word at one point gave me pause.  Just because you’re talking about someone else using the word doesn’t mean you should.  I’m talking about: “Niggers are just a naturally funny subject, to everyone.” Um…really?)

The latest batch of foul, blatant racism comes from “City Councilman Gary Frago,” in some place near Merced, California. And he’s not sorry, either! “I’m not the only one that does it,” Frago told the Merced Sun-Star. Yeah, we’ve noticed.

All in all, the Sun-Star obtained seven e-mails that Frago sent from October 2008 to February 2009 from an anonymous source.

Some compared Obama to O.J. Simpson while others suggested that “nigger rigs” should now be called “presidential solutions.”

Perhaps the most overboard e-mail was sent on Jan. 15. It read: “Breaking News Playboy just offered Sarah Palin $1 million to pose nude in the January issue. Michelle Obama got the same offer from National Geographic.”

The newspaper tracked down the person who sent the emails to Continue reading

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Obama, Coons and Muslims…oh my!: Young Rep. Leader responds to racist comment with “LOL”

I’m sure that none of my readers will be surprised that Republican leaders have yet to understand that the crazy stuff they say online will be picked up in mainstream media or at least by the bloggers.  Here’s another example from Gawker.com:

“First of all, why is a vice chairwoman of the Young Republicans 38 years old? And secondly, why is she “lol”-ing at racist Facebook comments? Oh, right, because she is a vice chairwoman of the Young Republicans.

Frankly? It is a pretty non-shocking example of the GOP’s ability to find humor in the craziest and most racist of places. But here is the magical tale of Audra Shay, Young Republican leader:

Shay posted something dumb about health care, on her Facebook, and one of her friends responded, as anyone would, with an angry string of slurs.

Two minutes later, Piker posted again saying “Obama Bin Lauden [sic] is the new terrorist… Muslim is on there side [sic]… need to take this country back from all of these mad coons… and illegals.”

Eight minutes after that, at 2:02, Shay weighed in on Piker’s comments: “You tell em Eric! lol.””

Note to the Republican party: It’s really, really hard to re-invent your image when your membership doesn’t embody that “change”.

But wait…it gets better.  Shay only de-friended people who complained about her comments!

Cassie Wallender, a national committeewoman from the Washington Young Republican Federation, then wrote: “Someone please help a naïve Seattle girl out, is Eric’s comment a racist slur?” She answered her own question one minute later: “Okay, why is this okay? I just looked it up. ‘It comes from a term baracoons (a cage) where they used to place Africans who were waiting to be sent to America to be slaves.’ THIS IS NOT OKAY AND IT’S NOT FUNNY.”

This was followed soon after by the chairman of the D.C. Young Republicans, Sean L. Conner, who wrote “I’m really saddened that you would support this type of racial language. ..wow! Thanks Cassie for standing up…”

Baracoons, really? Well, there is my black history lesson for the day. Wow.

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WTF: Michelle as Angela Davis and Barack as Bin Laden

obama new yorker cover

Oh my, Oh my. Last week it was the “Rev” Jesse Jackson talking about cutting off Obama’s nuts. Now, the New Yorker’s July 21 cover art features Michelle looking like a Black Panther, with a huge gun and Angela Davis style Afro. Barack is outfited with an Al Qaeda-style outfit, match the portrait of Bin Laden on the wall next to them in what appears to be the oval office. They bump fists as the American flag burns in a fireplace.

“The intent of the cover is to satirize the vicious and racist attacks and rumors and misconceptions about the Obamas that have been floating around in the blogosphere and are reflected in public opinion polls,” Remnick says. “What we set out to do was to throw all these images together, which are all over the top and to shine a kind of harsh light on them, to satirize them. That’s part of what we do.”New Yorker editor in chief David Remnick for World News

And all I can say is WTF was the New Yorker thinking. I know the magazine business is not as good as it used to be. Maybe they needed sales and just said…f*** it. There is no such thing as bad publicity, right? Who gave this cover the green light? Did they not think the web would explode with condemnation? Did they not see the Vogue Magazine Lebron James cover?

Don’t they know that racism and stereotyping is something to be done in private, behind closed doors in America these days? This is the kind of blatant bigotry and propaganda that I haven’t seen in a while.

Sure, sure…I could see some satire somewhere in this mess…but I don’t want to. As much as I am the daughter of Black Revolutionaries and I appreciate turning stereotypes on their head…I’m not feeling this. I’m just not. The satire is NOT obvious here. Are they going to follow this up with a McCain cover with John as a ventriloquist’s dummy sitting of Pres. Bush’s lap??? Now that would be satire. I would get that joke. I agree with the Obama camp, it’s “tasteless and offensive“.

This is a case of bad journalism, bad business, and the exploitation of stereotypes and fear for the sake of selling magazines. This is not about “the story”. This is about being controversial=$$$

Other Coverage

The cover has already inspired the following online poll in a forum at the conservative online tabloid the WorldNetDaily: 59 percent of the small, unscientific sample of those taking the poll agree with the statement: “The image isn’t too far from the dangerous truth about the Obama family.”

“About one out of 10 Americans continue to believe that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, is a Muslim, after all.” – ABC News (New Yorker Editor David Remnick Talks to ABC News About Cover )

The New Yorker Cover: Satire or Stupidity?

Barry Blitt’s cover illustration of the Obamas wigs out the

Editorial: Offensive cartoon, important point

Obama deserves to be mad

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Most of the Black superdelegates with Obama

Senator Barack Obama now holds a majority of all black superdelegates, according to a new tally. More than half of all African American superdelegates (52 percent) say they will support the Illinois senator, while just under a third say they support Senator Hillary Clinton (31 percent). Almost 17 percent of African American superdelegates are still “uncommitted.”

The information comes from a newly published tally of African American superdelegates, released this morning by The Daily Voice.

umm….

Am I supposed to be surprised?  No one in office wants to be the black politician who didn’t support Obama in case he wins.  Duh!

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Obama Brushes His Shoulders Off


[Music added by person who posted to YouTube]

“It took us 45 minutes before we even started talking about a single issue that matters to the American people…”

No matter just brush your shoulders off!!!!  No wonder Jay-Z has endorsed him!

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Julian Bond email is a HOAX

Stop passing that email around!  LOL!  Well, um…maybe you can keep passing it, just take Julian’s name off before you forward it.  The name “Hillary” is misspelled in the email.  That should have been a dead giveaway.

From the NAACP website
NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Julian Bond is not the author of an e-mail currently being distributed entitled, “10 Reasons Not to Vote for Hilary Clinton.”

In refuting the misleading message, Chairman Bond stated:

“I did not write the ‘10 reasons’ and have not and will not support or oppose any candidate or party for President. The NAACP is studiously non-partisan and does not engage in partisan politics. This is a political dirty trick and a fraud, calculated to confuse.”

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Black on Black Love


A white friend sent me the link to a very interesting blog recently.  It’s called StuffWhitePeopleLike.org (That photos is from their site).  It’s fairly accurate (from what I can tell, anyway), enlightening, and funny.  The author calls it “a scientific approach to highlight and explain stuff white people like”.  I think it leans a bit toward yuppies, but it’s interesting none-the-less.

I liked it so much…I’m developing a site dedicated to stuff Black people love.  I didn’t think “like” was strong enough when it comes to Black Folk.  We love and we love hard.  Check it out.

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