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Euro Tour CEO apologizes for saying 'colored'
Associated Press ^ | 05/23/13 | AP

Posted on 05/23/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by oxcart

Edited on 05/23/2013 10:30:21 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- The head of the European golf tour apologized for using the term "colored" during a live television interview Thursday in which he was reacting to the spat between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia.

European Tour CEO George O'Grady said that "most of Sergio's friends are colored athletes in the United States."


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: georgeogrady; golf; pga; racecard; racism; sergiogarcia; tigerwoods

1 posted on 05/23/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by oxcart
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Coward


2 posted on 05/23/2013 10:23:02 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: oxcart

Is “person of color” still OK?


3 posted on 05/23/2013 10:27:48 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: oxcart

I have a friend from South Africa. He refers to himself as Colored because he is of mixed race.


4 posted on 05/23/2013 10:29:06 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: oxcart

Sooo, what does the NAACP stand for again?


5 posted on 05/23/2013 10:29:07 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: oxcart

The NAACP doesn’t seem to have a problem with it.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 10:29:29 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: oxcart

Yet, modern self references to “people of color”, “women of color”, etc., is somehow less offensive? Yeah sure.

Jeebers, in my lifetime, “colored”, “Negro”, “Afro American”, “Black”, “African American” “people of color” have all been rotated through.

Just pick one and stick to it, I say.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 10:29:56 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: oxcart
NAACP (National Assoc for the Advancement of Colored People) = OK

People of Color = OK

Colored People = Offensive

Black = OK

Negro (Spanish for black) = Offensive

United Negro College Fund = OK

Can someone explain this to me?
8 posted on 05/23/2013 10:31:53 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: oxcart; KC_Lion; Bender2
Times like this I am tempted to get into bio-research and develop a non-fatal modified cold virus that permanetly changes someone's skin color.

I am thinking a nice shade of Blue...

I have the formula for the blue skin virus, but it has a horrible flaw, once infected the person has an attraction to making and playing musical instruments that are made out of PVC pipe....

9 posted on 05/23/2013 10:34:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: oxcart
Certain foods, fried chicken and watermelon in particular, have been used in dehumanizing caricatures of blacks as far back as the beginning America's segregation era in the 19th century.

I grew up in 1956-1966 rural Georgia, and I loved Mom's fried chicken and Grandpa's watermelons and I never once heard or saw any sort of "dehumanizing caricature" made of them regarding the black folks we knew or any black folks in general.

Maybe it once upon a time was, but did it ever occur to anyone that, if you have to explain it every time you mention it, that you're just perpetuating the thing that you're decrying?

10 posted on 05/23/2013 10:35:21 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: oxcart; a fool in paradise

Good, because he should of said “coloured”! Sheesh!


11 posted on 05/23/2013 10:37:22 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

This is the mandatory ‘pulling the forelock’, required when those who think themselves our lords, ride by.

Refusal to pull the forelock marks you as dangerous.


12 posted on 05/23/2013 10:38:44 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: rhoda_penmark

Can’t use gender either. Unless you’re referring to the White Man, or Cracker.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 10:39:02 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: GraceG; Bender2
Next thing you know those Green People will be wanting to drink out of our Water Fountains!


14 posted on 05/23/2013 10:39:25 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Well that does it. No more Popeye’s Chicken for me.

How about Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup? Can I still have that?

I used to eat at Sambo’s Restaurants, until they were hounded out of business by the usual suspects.

Do you think George Pullman should be dug up and scattered to the winds for his preferential hiring of black workers? He must have been really evil!


15 posted on 05/23/2013 10:41:30 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: KC_Lion
My eyes... They Burn....

I Blame Whitey...

She is keeping the Coloured and black ponies down...


16 posted on 05/23/2013 10:42:29 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: rhoda_penmark

“Just pick one and stick to it, I say.”

Black folks simply say ‘black’ and have so my whole life. Good enough for me.


17 posted on 05/23/2013 10:49:32 AM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Satayana and doomed to repeat him)
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To: GraceG


18 posted on 05/23/2013 10:59:11 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: oxcart

“semantic change”


19 posted on 05/23/2013 11:30:12 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: donmeaker

“I used to eat at Sambo’s Restaurants, until they were hounded out of business by the usual suspects.”

I always thought Little Black Sambo was a great story. A kid gets bullied and figures out a clever way to deal with the problem all by himself.


20 posted on 05/23/2013 11:34:44 AM PDT by spaced
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To: oxcart

Everything is racist if the want it to be. Nothing is racist if they don’t want it to be.

If “white” is acceptable, then “colored” must be acceptable.

And if you aren’t 21, “boy” might very well apply.

When people stop reacting to their nonsense, it will stop.


21 posted on 05/23/2013 11:44:44 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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