Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.

- Samuel Johnson

The Clear Politics Of Racism

Six-year-old Isis D'Luciano asked Richard Riordan if he knew her name meant ''Egyptian goddess.''

Riordan replied, ''It means stupid dirty girl.''

Huh? That was stupid, and not funny. It is amazing the harm adults can do to children, even those that are not their own. The story does not end. There was a move to remove California’s Education Secretary, when it was assumed the child was not white.

The NAACP and other civil rights groups had planned to attend a Capitol news conference Thursday called by Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, D-Compton, who was demanding that Riordan step down. Dymally's office abruptly canceled the event, however, after learning that the girl is white.

The stupid comments were apparently wrong when it was assumed that they were made to a black girl named Isis. When it was learned by the “leadership” that it was a white girl named Isis to whom the comments were addressed, the outrage subsided. Where is the racism here? Are the politics clear enough?

Bill Cosby is attacked for saying black parents need to accept responsibility for their children. Wow, attacked for telling people to take responsibility for their children. Truth is truth.

It makes you wonder, are there people out there seeking equality, or special status, advantage, gain. If what Reardon said was wrong, it was wrong, whatever the color of the girl’s skin. Clear Politics are sometimes too clear, and too ugly.

We all know the truth, and too often witness such in quiet.

What Reardon said was wrong. The way it was respond to, and re-responded to, was also wrong. There is enough dirt to spread thick all around.



posted at 07:59:00 on 07/12/04 by clearpolitics - Category: General - [Permalink]

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Nick Zoller, SEYRA wrote:

The sad thing is that people cant accept a strong black female politician with Presidential ambition, Condi Rice, my organization fully supports her, but she narrowly leads in a poll, 49-47% over Clinton for 2008.
02/27/05 15:40:21

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