November 4, 2005

CHUCK OUGHTTTA KNOW BETTER THAN TO PUNCH A TAR BABY:

CHUCK 'SORRY' SOUGHT OVER 'SAMBO' SLUR (DEBORAH ORIN, November 4, 2005, NY Post)

Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a Republican trying to become the state's first African-American senator, is demanding an apology from Sen. Charles Schumer — over an Internet link to a blog that includes racially based attacks on Steele.

The blog, run by Steve Gilliard, who is himself black, portrays Steele in minstrel blackface and calls him "Simple Sambo."

Gilliard had also vowed to show Steele as a "lawnboy" but instead ran a caricature of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with this notation: "They all look alike, don't they?"

The Schumer-led Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee took down the link after Republicans complained.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 4, 2005 12:29 PM
Comments

Thr Republicans' shouldn't have complained. They should have sent out spam directing blacks to check the link out.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at November 4, 2005 1:15 PM

Does this mean we can call Schumer a loud-mouthed bully Jewboy? Is that what he wants?

Posted by: ratbert at November 4, 2005 1:40 PM
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