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-- -- David Thompson.
All went to Michigan -- diplomatic and remarks of -- All.
-- struck by Harry -- remark to presenters launched.
And that was which what I meant by.
-- is market -- I've -- used as a defense the fact that -- a good guy which I -- try to do.
-- worked -- -- was -- for fifty years apple from African American Hispanic council.
Because I don't think defective person is a good person entitles -- -- several -- analyst election.
-- all happened so fast.
Offering -- zone defense.
Global all the work you've done -- -- -- lame excuse to -- and.
I think people.
In trying to defend friends -- there's.
Take that approach in other words they know the person there they have documented as was the case with a lot of your friends -- came forward -- it.
This one remark didn't.
Represent the kind of life that the person has tried to let them and and I think we can forgive them and every -- can forgive anyone.
What I think happened in in this case that it kind of struck me and and -- an interview.
I heard on my way -- with Carl Jeffers he he was excellent his brother but he he he he did say that.
This issue of complexion.
In The Who was resolved in the black community in the fifties and sixties -- -- the white community wants to resolve it what I think that actually.
I would suggest that.
That kind of remark that was made about.
The president is exactly the kind of situation the black communities had to endure.
In addition to being brought to this country's chattel slaves -- racism that and -- -- after.
And that -- and that remark really.
Demonstrates that well you're a little different you're more acceptable.
In South Africa when they had visiting them blacks they call -- honorary white senator you're honorary white because you speak a certain way you look a certain way.
Which has to make anyone that doesn't this look that way it was speak that way feel that what chances -- for me in society and the whole thing.
About Barack Obama's.
Ascension to present even for the people voted against him.
Was the greatness of this country that.
That a person such as him could be elected president.
And our message to the children of America is whether -- a woman -- your Hispanic.
Now as an African American you can succeed too but if that message gets confused that well no actually you have to speak a certain way.
And you have to look a certain way the reality is in this country usually the the Tennessee has been the opposite is he had to be more down to earth you Adelaide Stephenson was a real intellectual.
Many people thought couldn't win the presidency because he talked over the public so.
That kind of remark was shocking to me and would also was shocking to me and look at the president to give them I've -- -- I've met him I think he's fine.
Senator but how many people saw that remark and didn't stop it.
Before it went to print or was this a way that the consultants didn't serve the senator.
And wanted to get attention from his remarks he wound up paying for it.
Because in the end he's not denying -- -- You know what's -- even more stunning in a bottle of societal hypocrisy about to go to second as I read the book.
Addiction and Jefferson award.
And are not them and that quote was on page 36 of the book and I read -- And didn't think all I just thought.
Well that's probably right or or whatever I thought amendment didn't jump out of me owners -- point Baltic.
But that wonder what some of -- -- publisher paid attention.
Because they didn't use it as part of a promotion here's what they -- do leaders but here's a remark by Bill Clinton when Bill Clinton said.
Apparently in talking to Ted Kennedy about Barack Obama turn 11 -- -- trying to get.
Senator Kennedy and to endorse Senator Clinton.
All part of President Clinton -- what -- -- going to have discovered a Brenda house coffee plus four more offensive I think.
All of them want to and of them went to Harry Reid said.
-- if he said it.
He gave him he actually said my question mr.
Clark -- and I point out that.
That it does though there wasn't in quotes and I say well -- somebody told them that that's what senator -- Mitchell Bamba.
We know all -- that -- right.
Exactly exactly but I think the whole.
That crucible of race issues in this society is such that it it's.
A very difficult subject to try to.
There is probably mean the reality is that when you have -- running for any kind of office what you are trying to do as a candidate is relate.
And be part of the majority of people that you hope will vote for you and -- nothing wrong with that.
But the idea that other people have to feel denigrated or not part of the process.
Is one that's felt very much in the black community and that's why had I read the comments and -- -- -- -- I would I would noticed it right -- Have spent -- our our governor -- -- resolve them want to learn.
While I don't I don't think so I mean and it's not necessarily that it's black people who are creating -- problem I mean I have.
And assist in DC sitting outside -- Very effective gentleman that works for me he's about six foot six inches tall.
-- Brown skinned African American man everytime we're in a meeting.
Seemingly every time.
Somebody makes reference to him as if he's on the security detail.
And he never has been -- that was never part of his indication that kind of thing.
And the problem is that -- -- -- sees the difference in the way people are being treated even if they are of the same race.
There's going to be -- reaction and so.
I would say that had to -- -- it's not resolved and certainly.
As a person.
Who is African American but often was mistreated because of my disability by every one.
I seem to hold the strongest.
Education toured my own race because I would have thought -- you know.
I thought you all understood discrimination because we've all been part of -- so in other words.
I think it's the same thing with skin color and -- -- -- whatever -- people speak the language.
It's it's everybody's doing the best they can.
And we have people who made whole careers out of their accents.
And often how they don't use the language and as it should be used and that's often considered.
A positive Andre or even pull.
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