Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sure Glad We're in Post-Racial America

From the July 21, 2010 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Madison — State elections officials Wednesday narrowly rejected a Milwaukee Assembly candidate's attempt to run with the slogan "NOT the 'whiteman's bitch' " under her name on the ballot.

Ieshuh Griffin, an independent candidate with a history of feuds with local officials, said in response she would sue the state Government Accountability Board for infringing on her freedom of speech.
One board member, Thomas Barland, insisted that there wasn't a problem, saying that he didn't "interpret it as racial."  Not racial?  Wow.  There are days that I despair of this country ever getting past race--but increasingly, it's not Klansmen.  It's black people like Ieshuh Griffin, intent on keeping racial hatred stirred up.

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