MSNBC’s ‘The Cycle’ co-host Touré accused Mitt Romney of subjecting President Obama to “niggerization”.
“I mean, that really bothered me,” Touré said. “You notice he said ‘anger’ twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization’ — ‘he’s not like us.’”
“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is niggerization. ‘You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.’ And the idea of locating anger around Obama just doesn’t fit with who he is and who he trained himself to be going back to high school, training himself to be ‘no-drama Obama.’ They are talking to people who are trained to hate him, who want to hate him so this how we turn out the base to work against him.”
Video available at the Daily Caller
A completely ridiculous thing to say, but understandable, since some leftists see everything through the eyes of racism… even when, as in this instance, it’s clearly not present. He doesn’t intend to perpetuate a stereotype of another kind, but can’t help himself.
So why bother? Because Kira Davis has something to say to Touré:
I commend Kira for making such a deeply personal video for not only that MSNBC jackass, but for all of us.
The word means nothing to me, for good reason. The black kids around here use it constantly, as a term of endearment… and I’ve naturally never had it used against me…. though I’ve been called other things, like cracker, redneck and worse… They weren’t really used as weapons, and if they were, no direct hits, so no offense taken.
Though I’ve argued in the past that a word is just a word unless you give it meaning… I can see that every word is personal, relative to one’s experiences. Some words carry great power. I hope that the power of that word dies out soon… but I’d bet that as long as we occupy the earth, people will occasionally revert to their baser natures and call each other names. We are, after all, only human.