RNC Chairman and designated GOP sparkplug Michael Steele finds himself the center of attention once again this week -- this time for an interview published in February's issue of Washingtonian magazine in which he charges his critics with racism.
"Up In The Air" by Paul West, Steele implies that he and the RNC face more scrutiny because he is black:
Steele acknowledges that at times he has a tendency to take things too far. "And I get checked on that, just as when I was a young boy and I pushed the envelope too far and my Mama was there to check me."
But there's an edge to his voice when he talks about a double standard that he believes has been applied by his critics, and he posits racism as the cause: "I don't see stories about the internal operations of the DNC that I see about this operation. Why? Is it because Michael Steele is the chairman, or is it because a black man is chairma
Answer by momof030404 at 3:26 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
momof is right. I'm sick of it. I don't know why practically everything has to boil down to race.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:33 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:54 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
The race card is getting soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo OLD!!!!
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Answer by LoriKeet at 4:21 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
If that's the card Steele is going to pull when "the going gets tough," then he is going to end up being lumped in with the likes of the whiny Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson! To reach the position he has achieved (JUST like Obama and every other black CEO or corporate executive), should PROVE that you are better than that, and it's time to rise above the old and tired excuse! The same goes for women or any other minority group that has struggled to get ahead and break through the glass ceiling!
They are the exception not the rule
Answer by Anonymous at 4:28 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
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