Everyone needs to see this:
I guess reverse racism is OK and acceptable under Obama.
Did you not just call her a racist in your previous post? So you
>>> I don't agree with that. She was describing her thoughts from 24 years ago.
She was relating something that happened 24 years ago...there was no need to say things like "send him to one of his own kind" in relating the story today. She's a racist, plain and simple.
>>> It depends. Again, context matters.
No it doesn't...the white person would have been fired immediately.
>>> Did you not just call her a racist in your previous post?
>>> So you believe that most reasonable people would think that a "racist" should get her job back?
For the reasons she was fired in the first place...which was intentionally not helping a farmer just because he was white. She did this years ago...and sadly, wasn't fired years ago. But you shouldn't fire someone today for something that happened decades ago. Now if folks examined her CURRENT words and wanted to fire her because she's a racist, I'd support that.
>>> And you believe that this "racist" was fired due to Obama's ineptitude? Is that correct?
<story today. She's a racist, plain and simple.>>
In relating the story she said, "I figured if I’d take him to one of them, that his own kind would take care of him." By saying "I figured", she's explaining her though process 24 years ago. She told of the murders and racism that she had grown up with and explained how that had shaped her views until she met this white farmer and realized that it wasn't about color. I think if anything, her speech showed how strong she was to get past those initial thoughts even though her life had most definitely been shaped by racism.
No, I still think it depends. If a white person had a similar story of murder and racism that shaped their views, then I think it would be more understandable. However, I don't think most white people would have experienced racism to the degree that Sherrod did. That's why I said in a previous post that I do agree there's a double standard. But I also think there's some legitimate reasons for that double standard.
But don't you think those "reasonable people" heard her CURRENT words? Why would they call for her to be reinstated if she's the obvious racist that you claim her to be? And wouldn't you think it was a good thing that Obama "fired" a "racist" such as Sherrod?