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What do you think about a political candidate wanting to use the slogan....

~"Not the Whiteman's B**ch"
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A legislative candidate from Wisconsin can't use a profane, racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot, an election oversight board decided Wednesday.

Ieshuh Griffin, an independent running for a downtown Milwaukee seat in the state Assembly, wants to use the phrase, "NOT the 'whiteman's b----.'"

But the state's Government Accountability Board voted to bar that wording, agreeing with a staff recommendation that it is pejorative and therefore not allowed.
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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 2:00 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (29)
  • I think they should let her, she wont get elected and it goes to show her character

    Interesting, that was the entire point of that whole issue with Paul wanting to get rid of affirmative action, but that made him a racist?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:04 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • LOL..I saw this! Are you RACE BAITING!!! LOL


    I think they should let her, she wont get elected and it goes to show her character

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:01 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • if it wasn't racist she'd say, I'm not anyone's b****
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:24 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • that's disgusting.

    I would hope they'd let her use it, put her racism right out in the open.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:01 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • i get the gist of her slogan, but its in poor taste to use such language.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:02 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • plus, having never heard of her or this slogan until now, i don't see how the slogan is racist, myself.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:07 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • WOW, let it go sweet. We get it~ You are over sensitive about someone having an opinion of you.


    LOL..WOW let it go grly, I was being facetious but your incessant comments to me and about me tell me you can't get enough SWEETS! lol

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:48 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Lol, now she's suing. Hahaha. It does say she's in a heavily black area, so maybe it would help her get elected. I assume she knows her community better than I. But still, so embarrassing that that's the best she can say for herself.


    http://www.wtaq.com/news/articles/2010/jul/22/assembly-candidate-suing-after-officials-refused-s/

    Bezu

    Answer by Bezu at 2:50 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • I think people should be allowed to say whatever stupid things they want.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:52 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • hmmmm...why would u want to use that slogan?
    Leezah

    Answer by Leezah at 3:06 PM on Jul. 22, 2010