Letter To The Editor ~ Philadelphia Inquirer

I found this gem of a Letter To Editor in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Racial Divisiveness
A local Barack Obama team leader hysterically warned about an imminent onslaught of racist attacks against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee (Letters, June 25). But the racial divisiveness against Obama has come from within the Democratic establishment itself: the recent “off-mike” comments of former Democratic presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson and the troubling cover art from Democrat-friendly New Yorker magazine.

In the interest of a respectful and honest dialogue during this election, campaign team leaders should renounce their fear-mongering tactics about race and start looking in the mirror. Maybe some honest introspection will cure this psychological projection.

Now it seems the racial divide is deepening, and it is not coming from the so-called GOP Attack Machine, as Karen Porter so described it in her LTE on June 25.

Jackson uses the “N-Word”

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports that, although Jackson did not directly address the slur he used in a conversation he believed was private, he apologized Wednesday “…for the pain and sorrow that I have caused as a result of my hurtful words.”

The words, leaked to and posted Wednesday on the TVNewser blog, were from the same hot-mic conversation in a Fox News Channel studio that got him into hot water last week.

While waiting for an interview on the “Fox & Friends” news show earlier this month, Jackson said “see Barack been um, talkin’ down to black people, on this faith based … I want to cut his n–s out.”

Those comments first aired on Bill O’Reilly’s program on Fox News, but the network decided not to air another portion of the same conversation, when Jackson used a more controversial n-word, completing the sentence: “Barack…he’s talking down to black people … telling n—–s how to behave.”

Let us call out the race-baiters for whom they are, instead of deflecting the debate with politically expedient bogeymen during an election cycle.

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