Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment- Why should he?

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    Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment- Why should he?

    Reid should apologize for a lot of things- this is not one of them
    First, Negro, it may be antiquated, but is not a racial "hate word" or racial epithet
    Second, does anyone believe Reid said it with bad intentions?

    WASHINGTON – The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate apologized on Saturday for comments he made about Barack Obama's race during the 2008 presidential bid.
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect." Obama is the nation's first African-American president.
    "I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments," Reid said in a statement released after the excerpts were reported on the Web site of The Atlantic.
     
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    Who? Reid? He's old news. Can't wait to see him get booted from Congress! :)
     
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    Oh I agree; but this liberal PC thought control is just too much.

    Though it is interesting to see come back and bite the liberals
     
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    "Political correctness" isn't the issue here, it's stupidity that's comical. "Negro" and "Negroid" are terms denoting race, and there is no "negro" dialect. There's arguably an African American dialect, but there is no dialect that can be attributed to the whole negro race. Harry Reid just needs to not talk rather than apologize. There are so many confused notions about so-called "race" that it's rediculous.
     
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    I can remember a few years back.

    The American negros were trying to force schools to teach the "ebonic" dialect to their children. :doubt:
     
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    PC is the issue

    Since he was speaking about an American at the time, it was sort of moot to say American anything. So if he had said "Negro American dialect" everything would be fine?

    At least it was better than what Biden did

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    do liberals even realize how stupid they are to bring up the race card....

    we now have two prominent libs who have had to apologize over race comments about obama....yet the libs falsely cry that it is republicans who are racist and focus on obama's race
     
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    Harry already showed where he's at by saying 'no negro dialect'.

    He really thinks that way, so why appologize.
     
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    I didn't think Democrats had to apologize for using such words.
     
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    Actually yes. Negro Americans and Negro Brazilians, Negro Dominicans, etc all speak different languages and have different dialects. The ISSUE here is understanding exactly what this means. Harry Reid's comments suggest that Barack Obama was somehow more white or qualified for the job because he doesn't "sound black" or speak what he precieves to be the dialect of African Americans. Same with Biden. Political correctness has to do with education and calling an apple an apple and an orange an orange. I don't see what's wrong wrong with demanding that our leaders speak with intelligent understanding about matters of race and ethnicity, democrat or republican, black or white.
     

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