Which of the following is racist: “Negro dialect”, “Nig-er dialect”, or “Barack the Magic Negro”?

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Could someone please tell me of those three statements which is the racist one? The word “negro” has appeared on America’s census forms for as long as our country has been formed (where has the right wing outrage been all these years about that word?), Rush Limbaugh got away with creating a song called (and he didn’t lose his job either! He’s still on the air!), “Barack the Magic Negro”, and then there’s the phrase “Nig-er dialect” that I’ve not heard anyone publicly use yet (well, okay, this guy did but it’s obvious he’s a right winger pretending to be a liberal thinking he can fool the masses!), but to me if anyone said something like that it would be racist!

Harry Reid is not a racist. His comment “Negro dialect” was him saying that Americans who are racist or who focus on dialects in choosing their candidates won’t detect one in CANDIDATE Obama (Harry had made the statement during the campaign in 2008). He has apologized to President Obama (Obama thinks this whole thing is ridiculous after he accepted Harry’s apology!), however, but that hasn’t stopped the WATBs from crying about it anyway! Yep, they (the right wing fringers WHO ARE THE RACISTS OF AMERICA!) want Reid fired!

The voters in Nevada will decide if Harry Reid is worthy of staying in the Senate this year or not. Deal with it neocons! So, with all of this in mind if Harry Reid is on the chopping block why isn’t Rush Limbaugh for allowing the word “negro” to be used on his program? Huh? And just ignore the right winger above who does use the words “nig-er dialect”! He’s got severe mental issues being a right wing conservative who obviously voted for Caribou Barbie in the last election, you know, the woman who had no problem with one of her supporters yelling out “Nig-er!!!!!!!!!!!!”. See?

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30 thoughts on “Which of the following is racist: “Negro dialect”, “Nig-er dialect”, or “Barack the Magic Negro”?

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  2. I don’t doubt that Harry Reid has some pretty antiquated ideas floating in his white head, but simply using the word Negro shouldn’t necessarily equate to racist. United Negro College Fund…..still uses the word negro. I’m old enough to remember when the word negro was the proper term for referring to black people. We all know the proper term has changed over time, but when you are 70 years old, it’s probably pretty easy to slip back to the old phrase. Now what Bill Clinton said, that’s another story altogether.

  3. Until activist young blacks began using the mantra “Black is Beautiful” in the 1960′s, older Negroes hated the term as black was so often associated with magic, plagues, clouds, witches, black cats, dirt, etc…IOW…”evil, bad, inferior”. Negro was the term blacks wanted used before the ’60′s and they saw the “N” word as a racist corruption of the word. Some blacks didn’t like the word “colored” either but due to many “blacks” having white genes now, African-Americans are now all shades of brown. I remember in college that true African students were so black they stood out from American blacks.

    Negro is Spanish for black. One of my favorite beers here is Negro Modelo, an imported Mexican dark beer. I guess their label is racist? Why did for many decades, when blacks weren’t allowed to play in the major leagues (something that the racist Strom Thurmond applauded), they proudly called themselves the NEGRO LEAGUE?

    http://www.negroleaguebaseball.com/

    It is a generational thing as I’ve only felt comfortable saying “black” in the past few years since now most African-Americans prefer using it. However, I am from the same generation as Sen. Harry Reid and we grew up with negro being the term most acceptable to both black and white.

    BTW, MSNBC is still talking about this and have been ever since Joe Scarborough wouldn’t let it go starting at 5 a.m.

  4. Nigger dialect? That means grunting in Ubangi, Swahili or the rest of their primitive witch doctor jive shit.

    “Oooga Boooga Boooga”

  5. I have a feeling this story is going to linger for a while, the MSM loves that insider, gossipy, he said, she said, rubbing salt into old wounds type shit….gotta love the discourse, huh? It will be fun hearing the righteous indignation of the republicans, I’m sure they will somehow turn this story back on themselves, they are just stupid like that.

  6. Sessions….always jumping on the racist thing, does it hurt to hold a thought in that head of yours? Whenever you post I am reminded of the Monty Python skit “My Brain Hurts”.

  7. Our nation is still full of dialects although I notice that due to TV, they are quickly disappearing. My 12 nieces and nephews growing up in Texas sound more like their Hoosier parents (where there are essentially three dialects from southern to northern parts of that state. Urban Texans no longer sound much like Texans (which has about 5 regional accents) unless, like George W. Bush, they work at a phony accent.

    When I lived in Chicago, I could detect a north, west, and southside dialect with NW Indiana almost sounding like Brooklyn. My next door neighbor here in Houston, an Italian-American from New Orleans (“Nawlins” as he says it) sometimes sounds like he could also be from Brooklyn.

    There are several dialects among American blacks, southern and urban. With education, folks tend to lose their dialects. Obama grew up in Hawaii in a white household, attended Harvard, worked/lived on the south side of Chicago, so its no wonder he can slide into other dialects. I spent a couple weeks as a kid with cousins in New York and returned to Indiana and was told I was dropping my “r’s”.

    Harry Reid was telling the truth, saying “in private” he believed voters a bit uncomfortable with a black president would be more at ease with a lighter-skinned black man (even though Obama isn’t nearly as light as many African-Americans) and who speaks like an intelligent, educated person. If Obama would say, “I be comin’ wif ya if you axe me” he probably would not have been elected. Reid would have been better off saying that Obama transcends race, a reason he was elected. Reid was also talking in his office alone with two reporters (supposedly “off the record” which means nothing anymore to unprincipled journalists out to make a buck off books). He was NOT on a national microphone praising Strom Thurmond who wanted to return the USA to the worst days of “Jim Crow” segregation that included lynchings.

  8. Our nation is still full of dialects although I notice that due to TV, they are quickly disappearing. My 12 nieces and nephews growing up in Texas sound more like their Hoosier parents (where there are essentially three dialects from southern to northern parts of that state. Urban Texans no longer sound much like Texans (which has about 5 regional accents) unless, like George W. Bush, they work at a phony accent.

    When I lived in Chicago, I could detect a north, west, and southside dialect with NW Indiana almost sounding like Brooklyn. My next door neighbor here in Houston, an Italian-American from New Orleans (“Nawlins” as he says it) sometimes sounds like he could also be from Brooklyn.

    There are several dialects among American blacks, southern and urban. With education, folks tend to lose their dialects. Obama grew up in Hawaii in a white household, attended Harvard, worked/lived on the south side of Chicago, so its no wonder he can slide into other dialects. I spent a couple weeks as a kid with cousins in New York and returned to Indiana and was told I was dropping my “r’s”.

    Harry Reid was telling the truth, saying “in private” he believed voters a bit uncomfortable with a black president would be more at ease with a lighter-skinned black man (even though Obama isn’t nearly as light as many African-Americans) and who speaks like an intelligent, educated person. If Obama would say, “I be comin’ wif ya if you axe me” he probably would not have been elected. Reid would have been better off saying that Obama transcends race, a reason he was elected. Reid was also talking in his office alone with two reporters (supposedly “off the record” which means nothing anymore to unprincipled journalists out to make a buck off books). He was NOT on a national microphone praising Strom Thurmond who wanted to return the USA to the worst days of “Jim Crow” segregation that included lynchings.

  9. Handsome guy there Jim. You make cliffi look like, um, Todd Palin.

    Before you start your reflexive negro loving, go look at Detroit in your backyard. Look what they’ve done to it. Inferiour.

  10. Kay should do a bit of research.Rush did’nt come up with the “Magic Negro” quote it came from a black journalist on the west coast.Rush just repeated it.

    Another double standard…..Dingy Harry needs to go.That is if the libs are honest.

  11. Not surprising….all the good thought out comments come from the liberals while the RACIST REMARKS COME FROM THE CONSERVATIVE!

    Nothing ever changes. Our country is not safe with these vile racist filthy pigs: THE CONSERVATIVES!

    We need to do racial profiling of the these racists (pasty white, mullets, call themselves ‘conservatives’ and ‘sessions’ etc.).

    Ass Limbo of right wing radio fame should be kicked off the planet for allowing the racist audio “Barack the Magic Negro” to be playing by him! Right, fringers? Hey, you came up with the theory that if anyone uses “negro” they must be fired!

  12. Everything Reid said was factual just needed different wording, different times different words. It’s the MSM that will make this a bigger deal than it should be.

    If I remember correctly Robert Byrd a member of the KKK, but I guess that doesn’t matter because he was a democrat.

    Funny how you clowns aleways bring up something Byrd did in 1942, …

    In 1997, he told an interviewer he would encourage young people to become involved in politics, but to “Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don’t get that albatross around your neck. Once you’ve made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena.”

    In his autobiography, Byrd explained that he was a member because he “was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision—a jejune and immature outlook—seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions.” Byrd also said, in 2005,

    “ I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times… and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again. I can’t erase what happened.

    But he didn’t RUN on it like Strom Thurman or Trent Lott who praised Strom’s racist run in 1948 …..

    Or how Nixon organized the republiscum around the racist southern strategy (developed by that racist Pat Buchanan)

    Or Ronald Reagan’s use of racism to attack disaffected southern democrats, the supposed Reagan democrats, a racist political strategy if there ever was one ….

    It was Reagan’s intention to undo the Great Society. He spoke in code and used dog whistle politics to speak to those who were unhappy with the civil rights and voting rights laws that had been passed. In 1980, Reagan spoke at the Neshoba County fair, which was his the first time he spoke after receiving the Republican nomination. At that time, Neshoba was infamous for the murders of the three boys above by members of the Ku Klux Klan who were in Mississippi to try to encourage African Americans to vote. In an Op-Ed opinion in the New York Times, Bob Herbert explained the true significance of Reagan’s actions:

    It was a dangerous mission, and Andrew’s parents were reluctant to let him go. But the family had always believed strongly in equal rights and the benefits of social activism. “I didn’t have the right,” Dr. Goodman would tell me many years later, “to tell him not to go.”

    After a brief stopover in Ohio, Andrew traveled to the town of Philadelphia in Neshoba County, Mississippi, a vicious white-supremacist stronghold. Just days earlier, members of the Ku Klux Klan had firebombed a black church in the county and had beaten terrified worshipers.

    Andrew would not survive very long. On June 21, one day after his arrival, he and fellow activists Michael Schwerner and James Chaney disappeared. Their bodies wouldn’t be found until August. All had been murdered, shot to death by whites enraged at the very idea of people trying to secure the rights of African-Americans.

    The murders were among the most notorious in American history. They constituted Neshoba County’s primary claim to fame when Reagan won the Republican Party’s nomination for president in 1980. The case was still a festering sore at that time. Some of the conspirators were still being protected by the local community. And white supremacy was still the order of the day.

    That was the atmosphere and that was the place that Reagan chose as the first stop in his general election campaign. The campaign debuted at the Neshoba County Fair in front of a white and, at times, raucous crowd of perhaps 10,000, chanting: “We want Reagan! We want Reagan!”

    Reagan was the first presidential candidate ever to appear at the fair, and he knew exactly what he was doing when he told that crowd, “I believe in states’ rights.”

    ***

    Everybody watching the 1980 campaign knew what Reagan was signaling at the fair. Whites and blacks, Democrats and Republicans — they all knew. The news media knew. The race haters and the people appalled by racial hatred knew. And Reagan knew.

    He was tapping out the code. It was understood that when politicians started chirping about “states’ rights” to white people in places like Neshoba County they were saying that when it comes down to you and the blacks, we’re with you.

    And Reagan meant it…

    ***

    Throughout his career, Reagan was wrong, insensitive and mean-spirited on civil rights and other issues important to black people. There is no way for the scribes of today to clean up that dismal record.

    To see Reagan’s appearance at the Neshoba County Fair in its proper context, it has to be placed between the murders of the civil rights workers that preceded it and the acknowledgment by the Republican strategist Lee Atwater that the use of code words like “states’ rights” in place of blatantly bigoted rhetoric was crucial to the success of the G.O.P.’s Southern strategy. That acknowledgment came in the very first year of the Reagan presidency.

    Ronald Reagan was an absolute master at the use of symbolism. It was one of the primary keys to his political success.

    Some historical perspective of the LOTT debacle

    reich wing trolls can’t help themselves,

    anymore then the racist politicos they are tryin’ to cover fer I guess.

  13. Sen. Byrd has made no secret of his affiliation with the KKK when he was in his 20′s in West Virginia, at a time when the KKK was everywhere, with some of their largest membership in Indiana at one time! Unlike Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, and other Dixiecrats who jumped over into the Republican Party (actively invited by Nixon!), Byrd remained in the Democratic Party supporting both liberal and conservative issues.

    In 1997, Byrd told an interviewer he would encourage young people to become involved in politics, but: “Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don’t get that albatross around your neck. Once you’ve made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena.” In his latest autobiography, Byrd explained that he was a KKK member because he “was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision — a jejune and immature outlook — seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions.” Byrd also said in 2005: “I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times . . . and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again. I can’t erase what happened.”

  14. I know. They will continue to quote “out of context” and put their spin to make it THEIR reality!

    Six soldiers were killed today in Afghanistan, we still don’t have health care and the MSM is talking only about this, Leno vs Conan, and Sarah Palin signing with Fox News. Not even Tiger is being talked about today!!!

  15. Like I have said, until I was in my 20′s (early 60′s), the most acceptable word by “blacks” was “Negro” and “black” was considered “bad” until the civil rights activists of the era, revolutionaries like the Black Panthers took ownership of the word (much like they have taken ownership of the word, “nigger” which falls off the lips of black comedians to the delight of their black audiences, but still causes whites like me to cringe). Found this interesting assessment by Vanessa Williams (not the beauty queen/actress). Ms. Williams writes in the WaPo “Roots” magazine:

    I know from first-hand experience. I remember being taunted and shunned by some people who didn’t believe that old saying about the blacker the berry. Back when we were Negroes, the word “black” was used to describe the dark-skinned among us, usually not with affection. My mama assured me that I was a pretty black girl, but it was the brothers on the streets, cooing such compliments as dark ‘n lovely, chocolate drop, brown sugar, who convinced me.

    http://www.theroot.com/views/d.....y-michelle

  16. If I remember correctly Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK

    Not merely a member but the grand kleagle.

    LIAR

    IOW “the head (deleted) in charge”

    BTW that’s a feature with him, not a bug!

  17. Byrd was not a Grand Kleagle but only the “Exalted Cyclops” of his LOCAL klavern in his hometown of Beckley, West Virginia (now 17,000). Kind of like being the president of a small town Rotary Club. He was NOT a GRAND kleagle which is a state membership chairman (even Michelle Malkin only says he was a LOCAL kleagle where he earned $10 for every member he recruited). He left the KKK in 1943 at age 26.

    Of course Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Lt. Gen. Nathaniel Bedford Forrest (now has a Tennesssee state park named after him) were early members and later in the 1920′s, Republican President Warren G. Harding was sworn into the Ku Klux Klan in the White House by Imperial Wizard Simmons. He was followed by Republican President Calvin Coolidge who even allowed cross lightings on the Capitol steps and reviewed the giant Klan parades of 1925 and 1926. Gutzon Borglum, who carved Mt. Rushmore, Stone Mountain, Georgia, and did work on the base of the Statue of Liberty was a prominent life member of the KKK. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black was once a member.

    The way the word nigger rolls so easily off our racist TROLL Sessions’s tongue, would bet he is currently a member of the KKK!!!

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