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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:17 PM

Louisiana Governor: ‘Racism persists because minorities cling to their heritage’

In commemoration for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, Politico ran an op-ed penned by Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal (R). Jindal stated that racism is “one of the more tragic features of the human condition.”

From Raw Story:

“I do believe however, that while racism still rears its ugly head from time to time, America has made significant progress in the half century since Dr. King’s incredible speech,” he wrote. “But not all the news is good. In another respect, we have taken some steps backward.”

Jindal also said that minorities are just clinging to their heritage and place too much emphasis on “separateness”. “We live in the age of hyphenated Americans: Asian-Americans, Italian-Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, Indian-Americans, and Native Americans, to name just a few.”

“Here’s an idea: How about just ‘Americans?’ That has a nice ring to it, if you ask me. Placing undue emphasis on our ‘separateness’ is a step backward. Bring back the melting pot,” the governor opined.


Racism rears its ugly head from time to time?

Well that’s news to me. Because racism rears its ugly head a lot in this country.

But if you want to praise Jindal for being the first “Indian-American governor”, then he’ll gladly accept his hyphenated status.

In an interview, NBC host David Gregory praised Jindal for being “the first Indian-American governor.”

“I want my children to have those same opportunities,” Jindal replied. “This is the greatest country in the history of the world.”

So minorities, stop clinging to your heritage, because according to Jindal, you’re the ones that are actually making racism thrive.

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/08/louisiana-governor-racism-persists-because-minorities-cling-to-their-heritage/


So, minorities will be better off if they just transform themselves into a different shaded version of White people...

Whatever you say, Piyush. Oh, I'm sorry, "Bobby."

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MrScorpio Aug 2013 OP
Scuba Aug 2013 #1
muntrv Aug 2013 #2
HooptieWagon Aug 2013 #3
malaise Aug 2013 #4
JI7 Aug 2013 #5
gollygee Aug 2013 #6
Hoyt Aug 2013 #7
bettyellen Aug 2013 #8
IDemo Aug 2013 #9
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Morning Dew Aug 2013 #11
ljm2002 Aug 2013 #12
kelliekat44 Aug 2013 #13
Dawson Leery Aug 2013 #16
TheDebbieDee Aug 2013 #14
gopiscrap Aug 2013 #15
Bluenorthwest Aug 2013 #17
Jamastiene Aug 2013 #18

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:19 PM

1. Pssst, Bobby. Remember that "stop being the stupid party" thing?

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:22 PM

2. Hey Piyush! Many of your white constituents do not consider colored people as Americans!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:24 PM

3. Wtf? The stupid burns deep in that man.

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:26 PM

4. He's one sick man

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:30 PM

5. from what i remember he tried to get Black Voters to support him by using

the "we both are minorities and i can understand" BS because he needed some black voters to make up for the racist whites who wuould never support him.

the guy is so fucking pathetic. going through life wanting to be loved and accepted by racists who see you as less than them. and attacking other minorities in the process.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:31 PM

6. Poor Dr. King must be rolling in his grave

to hear people misusing his words so horribly.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:34 PM

7. Jeebus.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:35 PM

8. Wow, and this was in an Op Ed where he had time to review with staff and think about this?

 

Holy fuck- what an asshole. I hope this causes a massive voter registration drive!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:39 PM

9. Those people must still be sending out the daily talking points fax

Idaho's Raul Labrador urges black leaders to focus on hope, not bitterness

daho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador said Sunday on national TV that his personal story affirms that the American dream is alive and well. Labrador was a panelist as NBC's "Meet the Press" marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Labrador criticized African-American leadership for "trying to get the community to think that everything is hopeless and without a future. ... And what we need to do is tell them that they can succeed.”

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"We're still the greatest nation on the earth. If you listen to what Martin Luther King talked about, he talked about making sure that we were not bitter about what was happening in America, but that we had hope. It was a beautiful speech. And I think that the leadership, or the African-American leadership needs to start thinking about that hope that Martin Luther King gave us instead of trying to get the community to think that everything is hopeless and without a future. I think when we tell our young people that in America they cannot succeed anymore, you will see more and more young people not succeeding. And what we need to do is tell them that they can succeed."

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/08/26/2726444/idahos-raul-labrador-urges-black.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:39 PM

10. Bobby Jindal, you're an ass. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:40 PM

11. He wants the unreconstructed to give up their Southern Heritage?

Oh. Never mind.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:42 PM

12. Yeah, he's right...

...same way Southerners cling to their heritage with the Confederate flag and all. They should stop doing that, it just "places undue emphasis on our 'separateness'".

How about just 'Americans'? he asks.

Indeed.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 09:08 PM

13. So white people clinging to their heritage is ok and has nothing to do with racism....oh

 

because white heritage is the only legitimate heritage....and remember Indians are of the Aryan in origin.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 09:37 PM

16. +1

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 09:13 PM

14. Sounds like he's saying, "Resistance is futile. Assimilate! Assimilate!"

 

Straighten your hair. Lighten your skin. Speak the Queen's English. Stop acting black, or brown or beige or whatever color you are, for heaven's sake.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 09:20 PM

15. Bobby J is a fucking idiot!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 09:41 PM

17. And yet Southern whites in Louisiana and other States literally fly a different flag, Confederate.

 

They put up stickers of their Not The US Flag and they fly their Not the US Flag and sing anthems to it, they fight for the right to fly their Not the US Flag.
They also casually refer to Americans from outside their region as Yankees to emphasize that they are not the same people or nation.
No offense to Southerners, I know this is not universal and I have Southern friends and family roots, but that 'we are not Americans' culture does thrive with flag and slurs all their own.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 11:57 PM

18. Racism doesn't just rear its ugly head a lot.

It hasn't gone away or died down any at all. It is always there.

Good grief, if African Americans want to use African-American instead of the horrible alternatives, then who is anyone else to complain about it?

Blaming the victims of racism is like blaming the victims or rape. It's the damn racists and the damn rapists that cause both of those things, not those on the receiving end. It is ridiculous the lengths some people will go through to blame those who are on the receiving end of the hate, instead of admitting the perpetrators are the cause, not the victims.

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