Thursday, August 12, 2004

Fascinating....


So a group called "People of Color United" is running attack ads against the Kerrys:
Another ad attacks Teresa Heinz Kerry, who, at the Democratic convention last month cited her birth and upbringing in Mozambique and who has described herself as African American. In the radio commercial, the announcer says: "His wife says she's an African American. While technically true, I don't believe a white woman, raised in Africa, surrounded by servants, qualifies."
Surprise - the person spearheading this group and ad campaign is a white Republican, and...
"I have a long history of involvement with and support of the black community," Rooney said. "For 21 years I have gone to an all-black church. They finally elected me over other black people to their church board. I'm one of them."
So a woman from Africa can't call herself African-American, but a white millionaire Republican who attacks her on that basis can call himself a 'person of color' (or was he actually claiming to be black - it's a bit ambiguous)? Only in America....

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