Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sexy racist times: morning edition

You smell that? That's not your homefries sizzling on the griddle, that's another racist asshole saying something really asinine.

We suspected that this goofy racial issue involving a jumpy, overeager police officer and a confused academic was over when President Barack Obama squashed the beef by setting up a beer date. What started out as a major racial issue was on its way to fizzling out into the "misunderstanding" category, which, for all intents and purposes, it was.

But Boston police officer Justin Barrett's quotes are going to be a little harder to cite a lack of clarity when apologizing. Turns out he likens distinguished Harvard intellectuals who also happen to be Black men to a certain animal from a certain region, and then decided that he wanted to email his thoughts. Didn't we warn racists from doing this in the past? Heed our call, people!
In Barrett's e-mail, which was posted on a Boston television station's Web site, he declared that if he had "been the officer he verbally assaulted like a banana-eating jungle monkey, I would have sprayed him in the face with OC (oleoresin capsicum, or pepper spray) deserving of his belligerent non-compliance."
Makin' great strides, USA. I thought this kind of shit only happened in the South?

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