Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Kweisi Mfume Defends "Oreo" Comments

When people called Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele an oreo (Block on the outside, white on the inside) Uncle Tom, and other racial slurs, the insults were not condemned by Mfume, but rather he tried to justify them.

Kweisi said that they were "pointing out the obvious," and "there is a difference between pointing out the obvious and calling someone names."

And don't forget the "black face" incident back in 2005.

Others go on.
"Because he is a conservative, he is different than most public blacks, and he is different than most people in our community. His politics are not in the best interest of the masses of black people." - Salima Siler Marriott

What are the best intrests of the black community then Ms. Marriott? Being whipped back into submission by the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or others like yourself? What is wrong with an African American who wants to make his life a success? Because it seems like whenever that's the case, people with your mindset are the FIRST to chastize them.