Really? You’re an elected official who comes from an under-represented background and it never crosses your mind that dressing up in black face, a fake afro and a basketball jersey might be offensive?! The half-ass apology was a joke! Especially from someone who on numerous occasions has asked for equality and justice when his own race is offended.
I hope that others will learn from his mistakes and he will serve as an example for people to think before they do stupid stuff like this. One can only hope.
This to me is definitely a public health issue! Lets face it, any company over 50 years old in this country probably dealt with racism, inequities or some form of prejudice. The company maybe still commits racist atrocities. Yes Coke has shelled out millions and so has Pepsi but can we start to get real about health in 2013. Sugar is the cause of so much bodily harm, tooth decay, health hazards ect. MY GOODNESS!! I’ve actually been soda free for over a month now and I LOVE it! I’ve been going to the gym Mondays and Wednesday mornings and bought some home workout equipment to increase cardio on my off days from the gym. I’m dedicated to good health, the power of knowledge and money management! I’m determined not to be left on Mt. Fuji this August! As much as I do not like Bloomburg telling Americans the size of soda’s they can and can’t drink until we admit that Obesity is a problem in this country nothing will be done about it! The change starts with the man in the mirror!
Never the less the article was a very good read and I really enjoyed the history.
In the most recent Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Florida, when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked, hypothetically, if a man who chose to carry no medical insurance, then was stricken with a grave illness, should be left to die, cheers of “Yeah!” filled the hall. When, in the prior debate, Governor Rick Perry was asked about his enthusiastic use of the death penalty in Texas, the crowd erupted into sustained applause and cheers. The reaction from the audience prompted debate moderator Brian Williams of NBC News to follow up with the question, “What do you make of that dynamic that just happened here, the mention of the execution of 234 people drew applause?”
That “dynamic” is why challenging the death sentence to be carried out against Troy Davis by the state of Georgia on 21 September is so important. Davis has been on Georgia’s death row for close to 20 years, after being convicted of killing off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah. Since his conviction, seven of the nine non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony, alleging police coercion and intimidation in obtaining the testimony. There is no physical evidence linking Davis to the murder.
Sigh… This is complete bull shit… I try my damness to not pull the race card but this is racism.. Call it what it is… Where is Nancy Grace?! Too busy dancing with the stars! I’m in no way saying this man is innocent.. Bc only DNA can prove that… However forced testimony and no concrete evidence makes this smell like bull shit! Let god judge the criminals…