He [Dean] surveys the crowd of 150 crammed into the room. "You think the RNC could get this many people of color into a single room?" he marvels. "Maybe if they got the hotel staff in there."It’s good to see David Flanagan at BlogCritics and my blog sis La Shawn Barber pick up the gauntlet.
Says David:And says La Shawn:
So, does Howard Dean believe that members of the Black Community are disproportionately represented as hotel staff in this country?
It's demeaning, it's belittling, and I'm completely floored that he would level such an insulting remark upon this community. If ever members of the African American community in this country wanted evidence of how much they are taken for granted by the Democratic Party, this is a perfect example.
I’ll bet those Black Caucus Negroes just sat there and laughed, totally unaware that their new white chairman had just insulted them (on so many levels). But they’d probably lynch me for publicly referring to them as “Negroes.”Silly David and La Shawn! You forgot the rule. You can say anything about “Negroes” if you have a D behind your name.
(Thanks to RickinVA, who’s waiting for Dean to get the Trent Lott treatment from his party. Don’t hold your breath, dude.)