Thursday, September 04, 2008

Acting White: Westmoreland calls Obama ‘uppity'

So let me understand this story correctly. This Georgia Republican Congressional Representative claims that he did not know that the word 'uppity' carried a racist connotation, when he used it to describe Senator and Michele Obama. And what rock did he say he has been living under for the last fifty years?

It will be hard for me to stomach, but I think Hillary will need to step up to counter the Palin bomb and crap-heads like this that are sure to mount. The Clinton commitment to her party will be put to the real test.

As for uppitiness, many of us, Americans, want to stop the show and call this sh*t out. No can do. Keep it moving, stay on course, no wavering, no distraction. Stay in your game.

James C. Collier


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Anonymous said...

I don't think he is but his wife certainly is.

James C. Collier said...

Anon 4:23, So I presume you believe that you are only half as bigoted as Westmorland?

Anonymous said...

People like Westmoreland really confuse me. They say that Blacks should advance themselves through education and hard work to make a better life for themselves, then he calls them "uppity" when they actually have the nerve to do so. What an idiot.

msladyDeborah said...

Westmoreland and I are in the same age group. I am not buying the part of his story about not knowing that uppity was considered a racist term. It was used many times during what would of been our childhood years.

I expect that the closer and hotter the race gets, the more likely we are to see some very negative race and gender related statements being made.

But it is really sad to see that this type of verbal negativity is still being hurled around.

uglyblackjohn said...

Right...stay on course.
When one does well, there are always people who will talk about them.
Maybe he didn't know that it was an offensive comment(racially). When I first moved to Texas, I had no idea that calling a woman "gal" would be offensive (i.e. - "What can I get for you gals"). I learned that lesson that day.