Shawn Maxam recaps the racist stories of the past seven-plus days.
Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
- I’m a Slave for you - Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas was recently interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. Douglas discussed incidents of bullying at her former gym. She also states there were instances where the bullying was racist. Of course people are now defending the Excalibur gym against racism accusations and saying that other African-American gymnasts had great experiences at the Virginia Beach gym. As Tim Wise says sometimes the exception proves the rule. Just because there are group of black gymnasts who weren’t bullied at Excalibur doesn’t mean that Gabrielle Douglas wasn’t. What kind of silly defense is that anyway.
- A Deck of race cards – Chris Matthews decided to go H.A.M. yesterday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Matthews got into a testy exchange with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus about his belief that the GOP has been playing the race card via the “othering” of President Obama, Mitt Romney’s birth certificate jokes and the welfare reform work requirement controversy. People may disagree with Chris Matthews but Reince Priebus did accuse President Obama of “stealing” 700 billion from medicare for Obamacare. WTF!
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