An Epic Failure by the Race Detective – he misses an example of real racism coming from two of his favorite politiciansPosted: April 12, 2016
Charles F. Johnson aka Mr. Toot, aka The Race Detective sees Nazis, racists, and assorted bigots all over the place. Yet how did he miss this piece of “white sheets bigotry”? Somehow I suspect that the “Raaaaacism” radar he operates is defective and does not catch vile bigotry coming form the Left. By the way, the way things are going in America it is entirely possible we can one day have a President Bill de Blasio.
A Hillary Clinton joke about Bill de Blasio’s support is drawing a racial backlash.
During a weekend press/political dinner that traditionally features skits, Clinton joked to de Blasio about the New York mayor’s tardiness in supporting her, saying “thanks for the endorsement, Bill … took you long enough.”
“Sorry, Hillary,” de Blasio said. “I was running on C.P. time” — a comment that some believed referred to “Colored People time,” drawing gasps from the crowd.
Leslie Odom Jr., an African-American actor in the hit Broadway play “Hamilton” who was also part of the skit, replied: “I don’t like jokes like that, Bill.”
To which Clinton jumped in with the kicker: “Cautious Politician time — I’ve been there.”
The bit did not go over well. New York magazine called it “amazingly unfunny” and “terribly executed,” while some Bernie Sanders supporters have called it downright racist.
“Speaking on CNN on Monday evening, Mr. de Blasio said that the exchange was part of a scripted event and that all parties were in on the joke, with “cautious politician” being the intended punchline.
“‘I think people are missing the point here,’ he said.
“The joke came just days after Bill Clinton clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters who accused him of advancing policies during his administration that hurt African-American communities. A day later, the former president said he ‘almost’ wanted to apologize to the activists.
“Mrs. Clinton has overwhelmingly won the support of black voters and will be counting on them again next week in New York.”