Friday, February 27, 2009

Here's Another Example of Racism


Edited 3:58 p.m.
So some commenters have been asking "What's racism?" Here's another example provided in an email sent out by the Mayor of a Orange Country, California town.

The title of the email was "No Easter egg hunt this year."

The mayor claimed he did not know of the stereotype of Blacks and watermelons. That's reason enough for him not to be mayor. And he was dense enough to send it to a Black woman.

[Added: so if he did not know of the stereotype why did he put watermelons on the lawn of the White House. This guy is so dumb that his lies only dig his hole deeper.]

He apologized and resigned [more than we can say for so-called Bishop Williamson].

8 comments:

StGuyFawkes said...

Dr. Lipstadt,

The AP story picked up by your Jerusalem Post said,

"The Vatican said ..that the apology .......was not good enough to admit him into the Catholic Church as a clergyman...."

Is that correct?

The original stance of the Vatican was that he could not operate as a BISHOP if he did not recant. Has the Vatican drawn the line deeper and said that he won't be allowed ot function as a PRIEST?

That's a harder line. Now they are threatening to "laicize" him or bust him back to layman.

dan said...

Well, Mayor Grose (Gross?) apologized and resigned, but he was lying through his teeth. He knew damn well the joke was about stereotypes of blacks and he lied to the AP when he said this. Good riddance! As I have always said since I left the USA in 1991, never to return, -- "goodbye to all that" -- America is a sick, racist, antisemitic country and and always will be. These incidents, Deborah, happen every day, and are targetted at not only blacks, but also Jews, Hispanics, Asians, non-Christians and anyone else who is not from the White Supremes & Christians who sadly have turned the USA into a hate fest.

AP said this:

"Mayor Grose confirmed to the AP that he sent the e-mail to Price and said he didn't mean to offend her. He said he was unaware of the racial stereotype that black people like watermelons.

He said he and Price are friends and serve together on a community youth board.

"Bottom line is, we laugh at things and I didn't see this in the same light that she did," Grose told the AP. "I'm sorry. It wasn't sent to offend her personally - or anyone - from the standpoint of the African-American race."

David Ben-Ariel said...

Another example of "racism" that is yet to be defined? So are all those black comedians who get rich off such "racist" stereotypes "racist" too or just enjoying and sharing a good laugh?

Regardless of the color of skin, the PC cultists have brainwashed too many to have too thin of skin.

CaHwyGuy - Daniel the California Highway Guy said...

Dr. Lipstadt:

I don't know if you saw the following article on CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/27/anti.semitism.campus/index.html

Its a report about an interview with Dr. Pearl at UCLA about increasing antisemitism on campuses (yet another of our intersections, for he's a CompSci prof at UCLA, and of course you know I was CompSci at UCLA back many moons ago, when you were there as well). I've also heard reports about antisemitism at UCI as well. I thought you might find it interesting; it's of concern to me as my daughter will be starting to consider colleges in the next year or two.

dan said...

CalHwyGuy,
Good post. But let's face facts: the Gaza incursion was a disastrous PR move by the state of Israel. I still want to know, and wish someone here could explain it to me, why did the state of Israel go into Gaza like that? What was the point? Who were they kidding? Of course, global antisem will increase after such a poorly-thought out military incursion with the worst PR ever ever! So don't complain about antisemitism on the increase on college campuses after Gaza! The state of Israel brought this on. Not the Jewish people. Israel did this. We need to face up to this. And please, someone, explain to this simple guy -- what was Gaza all about? Israel screwed up massively on that one. Face facts. Dr Pearl should, too.

David said...

Yes, Dan, those darn Jews earn antisemitism the hard way, don't they. What's more, that watermelon patch photo would stop being offensive if African Americans would just quit eating watermelon.

dan said...

David, that is NOT what I said. Come on! Face the question I asked, as a, yes, as a Jew. A good Jew, too.

re
"Yes, Dan, those darn Jews earn antisemitism the hard way, don't they. What's more, that watermelon patch photo would stop being offensive if African Americans would just quit eating watermelon."

hockey hound said...

What country are you living in now, Dan? I'd really like to know what country is without and beyond any of "all that". I've just read elswhere on this blog that Somolian immigrants are "richer" than their American counterparts, so I'm wondering if that could be the country (Somolians surely don't love money as I do, so it must be some sort of phenomena that money gravitates to them because of their culture). Can't see it myself, as the "culture" there seems rather egregious to me, what with their stealing ocean liners and freighters, and all the sectarian violence we read about in the news (but who can trust what they read in the news anymore? according to some it's the product of a raging guilt!), and from what I've read of Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

It can't be any Muslim androcracy (like Somolia) as you don't seem the type to tolerate discrimination against women or religiously taught hatred of Jews. Where is this country? It must be a fine country indeed. Did you settle in Iran? I know, it's a wild guess.