Allstocks.com's Bulletin Board Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Allstocks.com's Bulletin Board » Off-Topic Post, Non Stock Talk » Louisiana lawmaker calls black activist 'Buckwheat,' apologizes days before runoff

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Louisiana lawmaker calls black activist 'Buckwheat,' apologizes days before runoff
J_U_ICE
Member


Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted      Profile for J_U_ICE     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Associated Press - November 12, 2007 7:23 PM ET
http://www.whbf.com/Global/story.asp?S=7349866&nav=0zGo2QDa
HOUMA, La. (AP) - A white Louisiana lawmaker involved in a runoff election is apologizing for calling a black woman who had helped her campaign "Buckwheat."

State Representative Carla Blanchard Dartez, a Democrat, admits she made an insensitive comment, and says she regrets her choice of words.

Buckwheat, a black child character in the "Little Rascals" comedies of the 1930s and '40s, is viewed as a racial stereotype.

Dartez acknowledges that she ended a conversation with Hazel Boykin by saying, "Talk to you later, Buckwheat." Dartez was thanking Boykin for driving voters to the polls.

Boykin, a 75-year-old civil-rights veteran, says she considers the comment a racial slur, as she puts it, "just like the N-word."

Her son, the local NAACP president, says he plans to ask voters to cast ballots against Dartez in Saturday's runoff, and that if Dartez's Republican opponent wins, it's her responsibility.

--------------------
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits

Posts: 10204 | From: NYC | Registered: Mar 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jordanreed
Member


Icon 1 posted      Profile for jordanreed     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
would "stymie" be better?

--------------------
jordan

Posts: 5812 | From: st paul,mn | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
bdgee
Member


Icon 1 posted      Profile for bdgee     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Years ago, in Alabama, I had a very good friend that was black as the ace of spades (I'm not). We were both quasi-well known and quasi-respectable in the community and we spent many many delightful and productive hours together. I will not tell you the things we called each other, but will point out that neither of us used such language unless we were not in the presence of others. There is a question of taste, that is not one of racial prejudice.
Posts: 11304 | From: Fort Worth, Texas | Registered: Mar 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
classified
Member


Icon 1 posted      Profile for classified     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
 -

buckwheat?

Posts: 1075 | From: weeeeeeee | Registered: Sep 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Allstocks.com Message Board Home

© 1997 - 2013 Allstocks.com. All rights reserved.

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2

Share