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Thu Nov 3, 2016, 11:14 PM

Georgia gov says he 'misspoke' with 'colored people' remark

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he made a mistake in using the phrase "colored people" during a speech last month, but he's standing by his argument that civil rights groups should support a constitutional amendment allowing the state to take over low-performing schools.

WAGA-TV (http://bit.ly/2epZIkh ) reported Deal's remarks on Wednesday. In video obtained by the station, Deal defends the proposal against critics during an Oct. 3 speech to technical college educators in Savannah.

"The irony of some of the groups who are opposing doing something to help these minority children is beyond my logic," Deal said. "If you want to advance the state of colored people, start with their children."

In a later interview with the station, Deal said he was referring to the NAACP, which has joined teacher organizations and others urging people to vote against the amendment. The organization's full name is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, but "colored" has become a derogatory term in the decades since the NAACP's founding in 1909.

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Reply Georgia gov says he 'misspoke' with 'colored people' remark (Original post)
TexasTowelie Nov 2016 OP
HassleCat Nov 2016 #1
Turbineguy Nov 2016 #2
Doodley Nov 2016 #3
japple Nov 2016 #5
Doodley Nov 2016 #6
japple Nov 2016 #7
longship Nov 2016 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 11:19 PM

1. I wonder what deal is proposed by Deal.

 

It sounds fine to have the state step in and rescue troubled schools, but what does that mean? Union busting, perhaps?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 11:27 PM

2. Of course.

He actually meant to say, "those people".

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 11:29 PM

3. Of all the many things to attack Deal over, this isn't much of a story.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 11:45 AM

5. Are you kidding me? Do you actually

think it is acceptable for the governor of the state of Georgia to use terminology like "colored people" in this day and age? Did you just wake up from a 100-year nap?

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Response to japple (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 6, 2016, 04:00 AM

6. You don't think denying half-a-million Georgians healthcare is worse? Or denying

people who lose their jobs unemployment benefit?

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Response to Doodley (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 6, 2016, 08:17 AM

7. Why are you bringing up apples when this post is about oranges?

I am critical of everything Nathan Deal does.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 11:33 PM

4. Too late. That bell is rung. It will always be rung. You cannot unring it.

Pitiful! Absolutely pitiful.

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