The Race Card

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  1. Alpha Male

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    --I am waiting for the day when the race card expires!


    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington said racism was a factor in his firing from the hit ABC series after he twice used an anti-gay slur.

    Washington, who initially used the epithet during an onset clash with a co-star, told Newsweek magazine that "someone heard the booming voice of a black man and got really scared and that was the beginning of the end for me."

    He tried to make amends by expressing remorse and volunteering to enter a counseling program to understand how the confrontation got out of hand, he told Newsweek.

    "My mistake was believing that I would get the support from my network and all of my cast mates across the board. My mistake was believing I could correct a wrong with honesty and sincerity," he said in the interview posted online Thursday.

    "My mistake was thinking black people get second chances. I was wrong on all fronts," he said.

    His unwillingness to act like a submissive black at work was part of the problem, Washington said.

    "Well, it didn't help me on the set that I was a black man who wasn't a mush-mouth Negro walking around with his head in his hands all the time. I didn't speak like I'd just left the plantation and that can be a problem for people sometime," he said.

    "I had a person in human resources tell me after this thing played out that 'some people' were afraid of me around the studio. I asked her why, because I'm a 6-foot-1, black man with dark skin and who doesn't go around saying 'Yessah, massa sir' and 'No sir, massa' to everyone?

    "It's nuts when your presence alone can just scare people, and that made me a prime candidate to take the heat in a dysfunctional family," he said.

    ABC declined comment Thursday. In its one public statement regarding Washington, issued in January, the network said his actions were "unacceptable."

    Washington, who used the slur against co-star T.R. Knight during a confrontation with Patrick Dempsey, repeated the word backstage at the Golden Globes in January in denying the first incident. A public apology to Knight and others followed.

    Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/29/people.isaiahwashin gton.ap/index.htmlEdited by: Alpha Male
     
  2. jaxvid

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    Mixed feelings here. Certainly the guy is being absurd with his race victim claim. Like anyone expects a black person to say "massah" or even to be at a bare minimum polite.

    He's just upset that the "gay" card trumped the "black" card. While I'm glad to see the black guy holding a losing hand it's more depressing to see another group with more traction on this issue. Hopefully it's just Hollyweird but you can see this happening elsewhere too.

    I recommend everyone digging up some kind of minority status for themselves. Maybe convert to Judyism? Shalom anyone?
     
  3. White Shogun

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    Change your last name to Rodriguez and affect a Spanish accent, that's easiest and most tolerable. [​IMG]
     
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    Wonder if she'll get the Mel Gibson treatment. Cases certainly seem similar enough...
     
  6. whiteathlete33

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    as i stated before, "What I did beez whiteyz fault."
     
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    Race card pulling seems to be 101 tactics for "African Americans". I think Washington was weak for apologizing to the fruitcake to begin with. The fact that the Marxists "mainstreamers" wanted the man to not only apologize for exercising his 1st Amendment, but also wanted "therapy" (ie - socialist engineering) is absolutely absurd. The race card is greatly promoted by victimology pimps like Jesse HiJackson & Al Charlatan, but the Pink/Velvet Mafia is growing in power as well (as funded by the Globalist Elite).
     
  9. reclaimsocal

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    My wife made me watch Grey's anatamy after a few of her friends recommended it to her (I figured it was a fair trade since I make her watch The Shield). After maybe 3 or 4 episodes I couldn't watch any longer because of the blatant anti-White nature of the show. All of the "power" roles were held by Blacks and one of the two White Male roles was ambigiously gay, non-confident and a total screw up. When I read this ingrate Washington's comments the other day I had to start laughing, talk about a total crock of sh!t.
     
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    reclaimsocal, most "mainstream" network trash (whether sh-tcom or drama) either/or bash men (in general) and/or whites. I can't stomach any of the garbage on Network television these days. Every sh-tcom portrays the man as a incompetent, bumbling goof...whereas the woman always is the straight-arrow, smart, saavy, "leader" who constantly saves the day. It's all part of the Globalist's plan to tear down the nuclear family and traditional role of men. The Globalist Elite who own/control the so-called "Entertainment" industry know the drooling masses are easily swayed by the spoonfed propaganda on the boobtube.

    As I've said before, I limited my television viewing to MMA, college football in the fall, some local news here & there and an occasional documentary. Sheeplevision is about 90-95% dog squeeze! Edited by: DixieDestroyer
     

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