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Chris Rock's Tweet Beyond the Pale

Henry VIII Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 3:47 PM
The Hollywood neanderthals who live in la la land, have the intellect of a third grader, and the collective morals of a snake need to stop lecturing the country about our founders. The Constitution is a flawless, timeless document...people are not. It never occurs to these wizards of stupidity that had the Constitution not been ratified, slavery would have lasted considerably longer.
Harry343 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 4:13 PM
They forget that slavery existed throughout the world. It was not invented by this country. It still exists today. But only this country is EVIL!! What happened 150 years ago isn't the cause of the problems that need to be dealt with today...but it's always easier to blame someone or something else than to accept responsibility for distructive behavior.

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

Comedian Chris Rock has stoked the flames of controversy with this Fourth of July tweet. The Hollywood comic wrote: "Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks." Rock's tweet sparked plenty of day-after fireworks. What he wrote went beyond the pale, responded many online, hurt and enraged at Rock's bitter humor.

Chris Rock's tweet was beyond the pale. It was doubtless his effort to capitalize on the 160th anniversary of that great Fifth of July speech delivered by black abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Douglass addressed...