by John Hawkins | June 25, 2008 10:33 am
“There’s only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He’s half African-American. Whether that will make any difference, I don’t know. I haven’t heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What’s keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn’t want to appear like Jesse Jackson? We’ll see all that play out in the next few months and if he gets elected afterwards.” — Ralph Nader
This isn’t the first time Ralph Nader has made a weird racial remark — and, yes, Ralph Nader suggesting that Al Sharpton 2.0 “wants to talk white,” qualifies as weird in my book.
Back in 2005, Nader actually dropped the N-bomb — in reference to himself!
Speaking Wednesday night at a Washington fund-raiser to retire the debt from his 2004 presidential campaign, Nader complained that Democratic Party powerbrokers had kept him off the ballot in such Southern states as Georgia and Virginia – which reminded him of the oppressive Jim Crow laws that denied African-Americans equal rights.
“I felt like a [n-word],” remarked the 70-year-old white multimillionaire graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
Ralph, my man, no matter how much you may feel like an honorary brother, you’re still too white to be making those kind of dumb remarks.
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