Sunday, November 26, 2006

Stupid news item of the week

According to MSNBC, Michael Richards is even falling on his knees before Jesse Jackson now. Excuse me, the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Richards appeared on the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s nationally syndicated radio program, “Keep Hope Alive,” as a part of a series of apologies for the incident. He said he knew his comments hurt the black community, and hoped to meet with the two men.

It won't do any good. Your career is still ruined (what was left of it), the two "victims" are going to sue your ass off and we're all still laughing at you.

He told Jackson that he had not used the language before.

Bullshit, please continue.

Richards’ publicist, Howard Rubenstein, said Saturday that Richards has begun psychiatric counseling in Los Angeles to learn how to manage his anger.
“He acknowledged that his statements were harmful and opened a terrible racial wound in our nation,” Rubenstein said. “He pledges never ever to say anything like that again. He’s quite remorseful.”

Ugh, this is what I'm talking about. One man, one washed up comedian, opens up a "terrible racial wound in our nation"? I'm sure it does so much more damage than affirmative action does when a poor white student can't get into a college because a less qualified black student is needed to fill a quota.

Michael Richards is a has-been, and he's been relegated to doing standup. If his comments (which I don't condone by the way) can cause so much damage, than maybe the black community should check the behavior of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock or others who frequently use racial humor. I personally don't mind it but apparently its damaging me more than I know.

Weak. We're becoming weak.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should listen to the victim before you make a rash decision on racism. The victim admitted calling Richards a Cracker which is as bad (racist) as the N word. Richards made a big mistake, he jumped into a pit of racist blacks that are after money, money and money only. They hired a lawyer that wants her picture on the news and will do anything to get it there. Bad news for a whitey and a Cracker. This country is ate up with the PC's and I'll never be a kiss a** PC person. I'd spell out the 'N' word by you would delete the comment. Some black people are just what the word says the same as some white people are white trash.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Sigmatus said...

If I let you write the word cracker, then you can write the word nigger. Both are inflammatory and used as weapons by the ignorant.

I agree with most everything you said, except on the point of Richards not being a racist. Maybe he isn't, but I fail to see how he can go into a tirade like that on accident. Surely he's used the words before. Though, to be sure, any of us who say we've never used a racial slur, not even in anger or in jest, is a liar.

10:21 AM  

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