You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
You have seen about a minute and twenty seconds of a speech. You took a woman that addressed a group of people and told them that she learned from her mistake 24 years ago and decided no past action is reconcilable and no good deed goes unpunished.
It is as exasperating watching the dogged defense of an indefensible position.
Or the job this woman who learned...who grew...who changed in a positive way currently held some 24 years later?
And we wonder why there is never any growth or change in this quest to stamp out racism.
What a racist turd. I can only imagine if this were the other way around, and it was a white official in the Bush administration talking about some "uppity black farmer" who he decided to not help, and instead send to "his own people".
The sad part is that she almost redeemed herself, and almost said that it was about poverty, not about black and white. But unlike what her (disgustingly numerous) defenders are asserting, she did not ever actually say this. She stopped herself mid-sentence, and said "It IS about black and white", but it's okay because she sent him to "his own people" to deal with him.
Well, that's the sad part, but not the most dispicable. First there's the audience's reaction - they're clearly pleased when she says she didn't help him, and that's probably part of what encouraged her to retract her almost saying that it isn't about race (the other part being that she's a racist turd). Then there's the fact that she talks about this "white farmer" who was "trying to act superior to her", clearly without any evidence that race was on his mind, and clearly because she sees things in black and white and assumed he would have race on his mind. It's no different than a white person saying a black person acted "uppity" for talking a lot and sounding smart. But the worst part by far is how she talks about sending this "white farmer" to "his own people", which is no different from supporting segregation. What's really sad is that all of this probably reflects the thinking of a lot of black people, such as those in the NAACP in the audience. Everything was about race - she admitted such, after almost admitting the opposite - and everything is seen as in black and white; black farmer or white farmer, his people and my people, them and us. A sad state of affairs.
Come to think of it, it's sort of ironic - metaphorically, the people (like Sharrod) who see things in black and white are the opposite of metaphorically colorblind.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Just so you all know....Glenn Beck doesn't think she should've been fired either.