Sunday, February 20, 2011
Ohio Democratic State Representative Calls Black Man "Buckwheat"
Absurdly, Hagen is denying he was being racist in using the term "buckwheat."
He said the posting wasn’t racist, and the attack on him is the tea party’s attempt to make him look bad. Hahahahaha! I'm surprised he didn't claim Sarah Palin telepathically controlled his speech.
Hagan said “buckwheat” is a term he’s been using since he was a kid and that it carries no racial connotation for him.
He said he wasn’t aware of the race of any of the people involved in the discussion and that his comment was directed at Manias, not Crowther. Hahahahaha even more! There's lots of people who have used the n-word or "negra" since they were kids. Mostly because they were raised by racist parents. Is that the case with Hagan?
Then he claims he was calling a white person buckwheat. Is that any less racist? If I call a white guy the n-word, that's not less racist. I'm saying the worst thing I can call you is one of the most deprecating insults we give a black man. Which means in my mind the worst insult I can think of is to call you a black person. Racist as hell.
Many of the commenters at the newspaper claim that "buckwheat" isn't racist. I wonder what rock they've been living under the past 50 years. Buckwheat sure was racist when a politician in California referred to Obama as buckwheat.
“I have a history of supporting equal rights and civil rights,” Hagan said. So that, and the fact that Hagan is a Democrat, makes it all OK.
Hat tip to Instapundit.
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