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  • Paula Deen fans vent outrage at Food Network for dumping celebrity cook over past racial slurs

    06/23/2013 1:43:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/23/2013
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Watching Paula Deen’s cooking show was a weekend ritual for Marilynne Wilson, who says she’s furious at the Food Network for dumping the comfort-food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. “I was shocked. I thought she’d get a fair trial,” Wilson, a nurse from Jacksonville, Fla., said Saturday after stopping to buy souvenirs at the gift shop Deen owns next to her Savannah restaurant. “I think the Food Network jumped the gun.” A day after announcing that it’s dropping Deen from its roster of celebrity cooks, the cable network was served heaping portions...
  • George Zimmerman's 911 Call Sent To FBI To Determine If Racial Slur Was Used

    03/27/2012 3:26:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 110 replies
    radaronline.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jen Heger
    The 911 call that George Zimmerman made to report Trayvon Martin as a "suspicious guy," has been sent to FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. for further analysis to determine if he uttered a racial slur, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Martin was killed as he was walking through a gated community, carrying candy and iced tea. Neighborhood crime-watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot the teen, claiming it was in self defense. During the 911 call, there has been speculation that Zimmerman uttered the racial slur, under his breath, " f*king c**ns" after he tells the dispatcher that Martin...
  • Lawyer(s) needed to defend freeper from apartment mgrs who have political reasons to get rid of me.

    04/27/2011 7:13:37 PM PDT · by jongaltsr · 60 replies
    4/27/2011 | johngaltsr
    I just received a notice of intention to terminate my rental agreement for the the following reason /Section 4 of the Crime Free Multi Housing addendum: Resident, occupants and occupant's guests shall not engage in any act of violence or threat of violence, including but not limited to the unlawful display or discharge of a firearm, a racial slur, a hate crime or any property damage on or off the leased premises. This all started occurring a couple of weeks ago when new neighbors had a loud party which lasted past 3:30 PM in the apt next to mine. I...
  • Mel Gibson Uses Racial Slur: Report (This is still shocking news to ABC ???)

    07/01/2010 5:07:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/01/2010 | Bob Tourtellotte
    Oscar-winning director and actor Mel Gibson, who caused a media storm four years ago over an anti-Semitic statement, is again making headlines for using an apparent racial slur in an argument with his ex-girlfriend. Celebrity news website Radaronline.com Thursday published excerpts of an audiotape of Gibson telling Oksana Grigorieva, whom "The Passion of the Christ" director is battling in court, that they way she is dressed made her look like a "pig in heat." "If you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault," Radaronline reported Gibson as shouting at Grigorieva during an argument she taped,...
  • AP Admits Rep. Heath Shuler Did Not Hear Tea Party Racial Slurs...After WSJ Writer Investigates

    04/15/2010 3:51:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies · 1,854+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 15, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops! On the heels of a story a couple of days ago which used Congressman Heath Shuler as a source about how racial slurs were probably hurled at the Washington, D.C. Tea Party on March 20, the Associated Press has been forced to backtrack. Here is how AP writer Jesse Washington used what Heath Shuler supposedly heard to promote the idea of a Tea Party chock full of racists: A fourth Democrat, Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina, who is white, backed up his colleagues, telling the Henderson (N.C.) Times-News that he heard the slurs.
  • Congressional Black Caucus 3 20 2010 (racial slur hoax debunked)

    03/21/2010 7:44:00 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 117 replies · 4,830+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/20/10 | maroonedinmarin
    Since this video was first posted. John Lewis and the Congressional Black Caucus have claimed they were called racial slurs by Tea Party members opposed to Obamacare. As you can see in this video,...
  • State firefighters union chief resigns over remark (Wisconsin)

    11/19/2008 12:18:06 PM PST · by SERKIT · 63 replies · 1,379+ views
    Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel ^ | November 19, 2008 | Jesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel
    Rick Gale, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, resigned Tuesday from the union post amid mounting criticism over reports that he made a racial slur against President-elect Barack Obama. Gale, a lieutenant with the West Allis Fire Department, also resigned from all public and government boards he served on, according to his resignation letter, which was included in a union statement announcing the resignation. In the letter, Gale apologized for using a "single racially charged word in connection with our President-Elect." "The word has no business in my vocabulary and I should not have used it - not...
  • White Blacks (UPDATED: Director of 'War Room' Calls BS)

    05/02/2008 6:46:41 PM PDT · by LJayne · 5 replies · 81+ views
    baldilocks ^ | 5/02/08 | baldilocks
  • Delegate for Obama quits over remark

    04/08/2008 4:43:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 187 replies · 1,144+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 8, 2008 | BY ABDON M. PALLASCH
    Delegate for Obama quits over remark CARPENTERSVILLE, IL Says when she called black kids 'monkeys,' she was asking them to get out of tree April 8, 2008 BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter/apallasch@suntimes.com Moving to nip in the bud some potential bad press, White House hopeful Barack Obama's campaign persuaded a delegate to step down after she was ticketed for calling her neighbor's African-American children "monkeys." Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski, a Carpentersville village trustee, was elected as an Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention. She sports an Obama sign in her front yard. On Saturday, two neighbor children were playing in...
  • Noose, racist slur found by builders of suburban Home Depot

    10/09/2007 7:04:04 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 32 replies · 804+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 10/09/07 | Carolyn Starks
    South Elgin police are investigating a possible hate crime after a racial slur was painted on a work counter and a noose was found hanging from an exit at a Home Depot store under construction, authorities said today.
  • Mexico's Fox Defends Comments on Radio

    05/22/2005 6:27:53 PM PDT · by madfly · 133 replies · 2,282+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | May 22, 2005 | MORGAN LEE, Associated Press Writer
    President Vicente Fox on Sunday defended his commitment to minorities and human rights on a U.S. radio program, in his first public response to his controversial comment that Mexicans take the U.S. jobs that "not even" blacks want. U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson pressed the Mexican president for an apology for the remark that has strained already tense relations between U.S. blacks and Hispanics, during an interview on a Chicago gospel station. "I very much regret the misinterpretation," said Fox, touting laws created under his administration that outlaw discrimination and protect minorities. Fox met with Jackson behind closed...
  • HILLARY CLINTON REGRETS GHANDI JOKE

    01/06/2004 11:48:00 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 120 replies · 3,085+ views
    WINS News ^ | 1/6/04
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized for joking that Mahatma Gandhi used to run a gas station in St. Louis, saying it was "a lame attempt at humor." The New York Democrat made the remark at a fund-raiser Saturday. During an event here for Senate candidate Nancy Farmer, Clinton introduced a quote from Gandhi by saying, "He ran a gas station down in St. Louis." After laughter from many in the crowd of at least 200 subsided, the former first lady continued, "No, Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of the 20th century." In a nod to...
  • Hillary Clinton Regrets Gandhi Joke (Gandhi Used to Run a Gas Station in St. Louis)

    01/06/2004 11:52:41 AM PST · by truthandlife · 13 replies · 254+ views
    AP ^ | 1/6/04
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized for joking that Mahatma Gandhi used to run a gas station in St. Louis, saying it was "a lame attempt at humor." The New York Democrat made the remark at a fund-raiser Saturday. During an event here for Senate candidate Nancy Farmer, Clinton introduced a quote from Gandhi by saying, "He ran a gas station down in St. Louis." After laughter from many in the crowd of at least 200 subsided, the former first lady continued, "No, Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of the 20th century." In a nod to Farmer's underdog status against...
  • (Lott) Apology accepted? It depends - record speaks louder than words in surviving racial gaffes

    12/17/2002 4:24:55 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 17 replies · 242+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 17, 2002 | By BILL MARVEL / The Dallas Morning News
    Apology accepted? It depends Record often speaks louder than words in surviving racial gaffes 12/17/2002 By BILL MARVEL / The Dallas Morning News When it comes to race, apologies may not be enough. Trent Lott's situation shows that what a politician has or hasn't done on racial issues may do more to determine his fate than mere words of repentance, observers say. "Race is the 'third rail' of American politics," said Dallas political consultant Rob Allyn. "They can survive financial scandals, sex scandals, foreign policy scandals. But let them make one remark in this area and it's all over."...