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Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Don't Re-Nig"

Let the 2012 Presidential Election begin!

A friend of mine shared that photo on Facebook-- not because she believe in it...but because she couldn't believe that someone would actually put that on their car. She was horrified. And when I shared it with my FB friends, they were equally shocked and surprised. Me? Not so much.

It's really difficult to shock black folks when it comes to racism. I hate to say it, but we kind of expect it. It's like white folks are racist until they prove otherwise. It's profiling, it's stereotyping-- sure! But considering our history in this country, we are pretty much required to look at white folks that way. For our own protection and well-being.

I can hear the white conservatives now-- whining about how they are accused of being racists because they hate Obama. That's very funny to me, particularly because most rational and intelligent people know the difference between criticism and racism. There are PLENTY of smart arguments to be made against President Obama's policies. The trouble is that a sizable chunk of the Republican base is not smart. They are what some in the news media politely call "low information voters".  Now, if you have this bumper sticker on your car:

Chances are, you're NOT a racist at all. But what about this:

I'd be willing to be you that this person doesn't have niggers over to their home.

If you think this is bad, wait until about July-August. That's when you are going to see some OUTLANDISH shit. And it will all be expected. So stay tuned...

...and don't be surprised.


Forbes managed to track down this mental defective named Paula Smith, who runs this website called, where she is not only selling "Re-nig" stickers (a best seller, according to the article), but she is defending the sticker and her self as not being racist.

"According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It means a low down, lazy, sorry, low down person. That’s what the N word means.”

That's what this woman actually said. First of all, if it's not a racial slur, why say "N-Word"? Just say "nigger". Second of all, let's look at the dictionary definition of the word "nigger":

Now, I'm not really sure what dictionary Paula Smith is using, but clearly it's not one written in the 20th or 21st centuries. And by the way, dumb-ass...this is how you spell the word:

Smith was asked if she thought the word "nigger" was bad, she said "no".  She was asked if she was a racist, and she said "no" (of course):

“And besides Obama is not even black. He’s got a mixture of race. It’s his choice of what his nationality is. I’m a mixed breed. I call myself a Heinz 57,” she says, referring to an ancestry that’s part of French, Scottish, and German.
A mix of white-white and white. Yeah, anyone can see the vast diaspora of her ethnicity.

I've had a few Conservatives get upset when I post stories like this, mostly because they think that I am pegging all Republicans as being racists. I've never EVER made that claim. I will say that racists almost ALWAYS affiliate themselves with the Republican party; that's a fact. Political leaders in the Republican party do NOTHING to shut this rhetoric down because they know that they will detract voters if they do. Winning is much more important to Republican leaders than principles or morals or their favorite word: VALUES.

Remember this moment:

This is a man that GETS IT. He gets it because he's been a victim of this kind of loose talk concerning race among this bigoted white electorate. Also, pay attention to some of the people in the background. There are some shocked faces, some laughter, and there was applause after McCain shut these people down. THAT'S the point, people!

If you Republicans don't want to be clumped in with the garbage that has clung to your party, you've GOT TO SHAKE THEM OFF! Push your leaders into condemning this nonsense! Let them know that they could actually get MORE VOTES and MORE SUPPORT if they left these morons behind! Is winning so important to you, that you would just be silent and let this crap continue to happen? And make no mistake, it's not just with race-- this is going on with gays and women, too:

Bigotry is bigotry, regardless of the group. And at the moment, Republicans have cornered the market on this enterprise.

So...what are you going to do about it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is not racist to call Obama a nigger; it is only offensive. It would be racist to say that because Obama is a nigger, he is a bad president but that is not what the bumper stickers are implying. The bumper stickers are pointing out Obama's skin color. They are not saying that he shouldn't be elected because he is black but that he is simply black and should not be reelected.